The airline Fly Jamaica Airways ceases operations five years after its launch

Fly Jamaica Airways airline, based in Jamaica, announced this Sunday the cessation of all its operations, five years after the launch of the company, in the absence of aircraft to carry out its flight schedule and due to the problems financial conditions that the company goes through.

In a letter, signed on March 29, the president and CEO of Fly Jamaica, Paul Ronald Reece, notes that the company has reached a critical point, in the absence of “resources or other existing options,” reports the local newspaper. ‘Jamaica Observer’.

“The board of directors of Fly Jamaica Airways regrets to inform 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 have all employees dismissed as of March 31, 2019 “, says the letter, in which he thanks his employees” for their service, loyalty and dedication “.

Fly Jamaica Airways, founded in 2014, has been trying to recover from the accident of one of its aircraft at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Guyana in November 2018; a Boeing 757-200 aircraft, bound for Toronto (Canada), which crashed shortly after taking off, leaving several injured and one deceased.

The company was certified by the Civil Aviation Authority of Jamaica (JCAA) in September 2012. Four years later, the airline received permission from the government of Guyana to start direct flights between Guyana and Cuba. The airline offered direct flights between Guyana and Jamaica and flew to Toronto, Canada, and New York (USA).