Fly Jamaica sends home staff

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Fly Jamaica Airways has terminated the employment of staff, effective March 31, 2019.

In a letter to workers, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company, Paul Ronald Reece said: “The Board of Directors of Fly Jamaica Airways regrets to inform you that due to our lack of aircraft and the impact it has had on the company’s financial position, we have no alternative but to make all of our employees redundant from March 31.”

One of the company’s aircraft crash-landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on November 09, 2018 and has been grounded since.

The company said it was hoping for funding but that has been slow in coming.

Therefore, it noted that “for the time being, no other resources or options exist.”

Fly Jamaica renewed its commitment to provide compensation owed to employees from November 2018 to date, but asked for more time to do so.

It has also assured its employees that should its position improve, they will be granted the first opportunity to become re-employed.

On Friday, a number of angry customers of assembled outside the airline’s local office demanding that the company make haste with its refunding process.

Foreign passengers complained about being stranded in Guyana while Guyanese abroad were forced to make alternative arrangements to return home.

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