Caribbean Airlines confirmed that their international flights scheduled for departure from Kingston and Montego Bay on Tuesday were affected by many of its Jamaica-based pilots who were rostered to operate those flights, but fell ill.
Caribbean Airlines contacted their passengers traveling on affected flights to assure them that all efforts were being made to minimize the disruption.
In a statement, the CEO Michael DiLollo said, “we apologize to our valued customers who have been affected by these disruptions. We are naturally concerned for the health and welfare of our pilot body, however, this unfortunate situation has disrupted our scheduled services at a critical point in the summer peak, during which we count most on our operational crews to ensure safe reliable air service for our customers.”
Caribbean Airlines has been in disputes with their pilots and in August reached an agreement with the Trinidad and Tobago Airline Pilots’ Association.