Several Jamaicans heading home from the United Kingdom, and other individuals heading to Caribbean islands for visits, are now stuck in Nassau, Bahamas after the aircraft they were travelling in developed problems.
The passengers left London’s Heathrow airport at 11:15 am on Monday on a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 jet and were scheduled to stop in the Bahamas before travelling to Montego Bay, St James.
However, when they landed in the Bahamas they were told that because of issues with the aircraft, there would be a delay before they would head to Montego Bay.
“We spent nine hours sitting on that flight because they said the aircraft had some issues. After nine hours they told us they didn’t have anywhere to put us and we would have to stay in the airport, and that is where we have been since then,” one passenger told OBSERVER ONLINE.
“We have been told that the plane was sorted out last night but we were told that the crew could not fly immediately after so many hours and we will have to stay here until 4:00 pm before they can take us to Montego Bay,” added the obviously frustrated passenger, who is travelling with his wife.
The flight is now scheduled to leave Nassau at 4:40 pm and arrive in Montego Bay at 5:15 pm.
Efforts to get a comment from Virgin Atlantic have so far been unsuccessful.