Fly Jamaica says maintenance issues caused flight delays

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Monday July 21, 2014, CMC – The management of Fly Jamaica has broken its silence concerning two recent flight delays.

Over the weekend, Director of Fly Jamaica, Roxanne Reece, said maintenance issues led to the delay of a Guyana to New York flight last weekend as well as a New York to Kingston flight.

The Guyana to New York flight was delayed for two days.

“We take maintenance very seriously, we are registered with the FAA and we are also with the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority, so we are being overlooked by two authorities. So we are very very careful and we follow all the rules and regulations.”

She said while passengers were inconvenienced, the airline provided accommodation .

On another matter, the Fly Jamaica Director said the airline has not been negatively affected by the departure of two senior managers.

According to Reece, those positions have already been filled and there is no need for the public to be concerned about the delays and the departure of the executives.

Fly Jamaica Airways is a partnership between Guyanese-born Chief Executive Officer Captain Paul Ronald Reece and Jamaican shareholders.

The Company was incorporated in Jamaica on September 7, 2011.