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Fly Jamaica makes staffers redundant; hopes for return in “couple” of months

Ronald Reece

Fly Jamaica has told its staffers that it is experiencing cash problems and are making redundant effective tomorrow  – March 31, 2019.

Fly Jamaica is also hoping to start flying again in a few months but, in the meantime, a sloth in processing refunds continues to upset passengers who were left in limbo.

According to a letter yesterday to staffers, Chairman, Captain Ronald Reece, said that a lack of an aircraft and the impact on the finances has caused the decision.

“It is with great sadness and remorse that we have arrived at this juncture. We are hoping for funding but that has been slow in coming, therefore for the time being, no other resources or options exist.”      Continue reading

US says ‘No’ to Fly Jamaica, Caribbean Airlines direct GEO-NY flights

US says ‘No’ to Fly Jamaica, Caribbean Airlines direct GEO-NY flights

Tuesday, 01 October 2013 – Demerara Waves

The United States Department of Transportation (Dot) has denied requests Caribbean Airlines and Fly Jamaica to fly direct from Georgetown to New York, saying the carriers did not provide compelling evidence that doing so will be in the public’s interest.

“In light of these existing Georgetown-New York services and the lack of a showing by the applicants on the record that there is a truly demonstrable need for additional Georgetown-New York services, we are unable to find that the CAL and Fly Jamaica seventh freedom turnaround proposals satisfy our public interest test for the type of extraordinary authority at issue,’ states the order dated September 30.

The Guyana government had hoped that the granting of flag carrier statuses to Caribbean Airlines and Fly Jamaica would have aided those airlines in offering cheaper direct flights from Georgetown to New York.   Continue reading

Guyana: Fly Jamaica to start New York and Toronto flights this month

Fly jamaicaGuyana: Fly Jamaica to start New York and Toronto flights this month

Demerara Waves – 12 September 2013

Fly Jamaica says it will begin Guyana-North America flights later this month but will have to transit Jamaica from Georgetown to New York because the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) is yet to approve an exemption application. The Guyana operation begins on September 26 with a flight from Jamaica and the first flight out of Toronto will be on October 8. You can visit the airline’s website on http://www.fly-jamaica.com/

Chief Executive Officer, Ronald Reece said there would be direct return flights on the Guyana-Toronto route.  While Fly Jamaica would go direct from New York to Guyana, return flights to New York would have to make a 90-minute stop-over in Jamaica.   Continue reading

Guyanese-owned Jamaican Airline gets green light


Guyanese-owned Jamaican Airline gets green light

A Guyanese-owned Jamaican Airline, has gotten the green light from US authorities to begin flying there. FLY JAMAICA is expected to start up its service within the next few weeks, operating a charter service initially between Guyana, Jamaica, New York and Toronto.
According to a statement from the airline, Over the past 14 months, the staff at Fly Jamaica, has worked to meet all the requirements set out by the various regulatory bodies.

The statement said, it has been an extremely long process, but today they are able to announce that the final stage of the process has now been completed, and Fly Jamaica now has approval to operate to and from the United States under the Federal Aviation Regulations, part 129.    Continue reading