Three CAL flights departed CJIA despite terrorist threat, 13 bookings cancelled


By Leroy Smith

[]iNews Guyana has confirmed that thirteen persons have either cancelled their flights or did not show up on the Caribbean Airlines Flight BW484 which departed the Cheddi Jagan International Airport  on Monday morning, February 10.

Despite the terrorist threat received by the airline originating out of Barbados on Sunday, the airline nevertheless had three flights departing the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.

The first flight departed just after 6:00hrs, the second one left after 7:00hrs and third one after 9:00hrs – all destined for the United States of America. The United States Embassy in Guyana is advising its citizens not to travel on any Caribbean Airlines Flight from Monday through Wednesday, following reports of a threat.

The exact act of terrorism which was leveled against the airline was not made public and that continues to remain under  wraps by security officials, agencies and the airline itself.

Sources have confirmed that the cancellations by the thirteen passengers are as a direct result of the threats leveled against the airline. This news site has also confirmed that several persons who are to travel into Guyana from the United States have been telephoning relatives in this country expressing concerns for their safety. Security has since been beefed up at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.




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