GCAA says Fly Jamaica Airways to set up 24hour Call Center

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedRecovery plan for stranded passengers of Fly Jamaica Airways starts todayJanuary 9, 2018In “Business”GCAA meets with LIAT, Dynamic Airways over operational deficienciesFebruary 3, 2017In “latest news”Dynamic Airways return date is November 22; all approvals grantedNovember 11, 2014In “Business” The Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Lt. Col. (Ret’d) Egbert Field, hosted a meeting with officials from Fly Jamaica Airways on January 9, 2017, at the GCAA’s Head Office in Kingston, Georgetown.Members of the GCAA team and Fly Jamaica Airways at the meeting held today The objective of the meeting, the GCAA said, was to express the Authority’s dissatisfaction with the prolonged delays and cancellations being experienced by passengers, and to be updated on solutions in addressing the matter.Representing Fly Jamaica at the meeting was Carl Bowen, Commercial Operations Manager and Ms Patricia Reece, Director, Wings Aviation.According to a release from GCAA, the Fly Jamaica Officials informed them that its fleet of aircraft which had to undergo unscheduled and mandatory scheduled maintenance checks, was one of the reasons for the delays and cancellations.“During this period the operation which continued with the use of at least four charter services was intermittently disrupted by crew shortages in those companies. In addition, the adverse weather conditions in New York affected their scheduled flights with the aircraft that were leased to continue its operations in the absence of their regular fleet” GCAA was also informed.The GCAA posited that based on the outcome of the meeting, Fly Jamaica has committed to immediately operationalize a 24-hour Call Center for passengers in Guyana to get updates and other information regarding their bookings with the Airline.Fly Jamaica Officials also committed “to contact passengers and provide them with updates of their flight bookings. Passengers are asked to call the Airline on telephone numbers 222-0227 or 222-5556 to speak with a Customer Service Representative of Fly Jamaica.”According to the GCAA, the Airline says it is expected to have its own Boeing 767 aircraft in operation as early as Thursday January 11, 2018, to relieve the backlog of passengers left stranded in Guyana and other destinations.Additionally, Fly Jamaica has arranged to lease a B757 aircraft from National Airlines to operate between Kingston, Jamaica and JFK in New York.