Caribbean Airlines (CAL) on Sunday issued a statement regarding the airline’s effort to repatriate stranded Guyanese nationals saying that talks were held with the Government of Guyana and the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority.
CAL supplied the Government of Guyana and the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority with a proposed schedule of repatriation flights and received approval to operate a service between Trinidad, Barbados and Guyana on June 11; with the Guyana Authorities committing to provide a listing of pre-approved Guyanese nationals to the airline.
Subsequently, on June 9, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority advised that the necessary processes were not yet completed by the Guyana Authorities and they were unable to provide the listing of nationals for repatriation to Caribbean Airlines; which would facilitate the advertising of the flight and booking of passengers.
Caribbean Airlines is currently facilitating repatriation flights for nationals of Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Jamaica, Antigua and Bahamas and has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting repatriation efforts for the citizens of Guyana.
CAL is awaiting the necessary approvals from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority to bring home Guyanese nationals who have been stranded across the region since the closure of borders due to COVID-19.