Following a mechanical failure which disrupted the operations of Dynamic Airways on Saturday last, hundreds of passengers are now left awaiting their flights out of Guyana so as to return home or set off on their summer vacation.
The Dynamic aircraft, which was booked to capacity destined for Guyana, was grounded at the John F Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York for more than 24 hours over the weekend.
As a result of this interruption in transporting passengers to and from their destinations, the international carrier is now faced with a major backlog as it is now forced to prioritise those travellers who have missed their flights during the delay.
Responding to the outbursts as passengers are now ‘kicking up a storm’ at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Dynamic’s local franchise holder, Captain Gerald Gouveia clarified that there is currently no delay in flights and that the carrier has resumed its scheduled operations.
With that being said, he noted that the ongoing hiccup is due to the airline’s efforts to transport those who were already in waiting.
“Since we had the issue with the first mechanical problem a couple of days ago, because Dynamic is such a big plane, you end up with a backlog happening,” explained Gouveia.
“The plane now is just running on a circuit back and forth to New York to clear off the backlog of passengers,” he said. “Nothing is causing a delay, it is just because of the first delay, the plane is now coming to Guyana just to load up passengers, go to New York and come back,” he explained.
With that, Dynamic’s franchise holder highlighted that passengers are being transported in and out the country, despite the backlog. However, Gouveia did indicate that the airline is working to correct the irregularities and passengers can expect a return to the normal scheduling by Thursday of this week.
This is not the first time passengers were left stranded, both at the CJIA and JFK airports, as Dynamic Airways is notorious for a series of delays and cancelations in flights ever since the commencement of operations in Guyana, some three years ago.
However, this report comes just months after the local franchise holder, Captain Gouveia, boasted a 95 per cent on-time rate for Dynamic’s operations in 2017. At the same time, this disruption in services is in accordance with the airline’s work to commence flying in and out of Guyana on a daily basis. (Ashraf Dabbie)