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InterCaribbean Airways Gets Sanctions Warning From Guyana

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InterCaribbean Airways has received a warning from the Guyana government that the carrier could face sanctions over prolonged flight delays and cancellations.

The warning has come from Guyana’s Aviation Minister, Juan Edghill.

According to local reports, Edghill and other officials met InterCaribbean Airways last Thursday to address travellers’ concerns and received assurances from the carrier.

The assurances included better handling in Barbados and additional aircraft to address the delays.

“If they don’ t fulfill those obligations that they made last week Thursday, we will have to step in and take additional actions or possible sanctions,” the Guyana Aviation Minister told Demerara Waves Online News.

However, the Guyana online publication said the Minister declined to immediately specify the type of punishment, saying that it depended on the seriousness of the inconvenience.

Recently Guyana Honorary Consul in Antigua and Barbuda, Robert Reis, said InterCaribbean Airways must improve its service.

Reis expressed concern over reports of recent customer complaints regarding the Turks and Caicos Islands-based airline.

They related to flight delays, cancellations, and a failure to compensate affected Antigua, Barbados, Saint Lucia, and Guyana travellers.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Saint Lucia Hospitality and Tourism Association (SLHTA), Noorani Azeez, has also expressed concern over the situation regarding regional air travel.

Azeez told reporters that delays do nothing good for the tourism industry and business travellers.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. They don’t want to take responsible for their passages they are always two to three hours late

  2. We never miss the water until the well runs dry. And this is the case of LIAT. Yes, LIAT had its issues but not of that magnitude. InterCaribbean will drop you at a location, which is not your final destination, and then tell you “you are on your own”. This can NEVA be right. For those of you who don’t know, YES, LIAT still flies. However, because of the limited planes, their flights are not as frequent and has many stops.

    My experience with InterCaribbean was not a good one and I promise, I will travel on it only if I do not have another choice. I’m done with it. Period!

  3. No ❗
    He is Triny ❗
    Talking about things that are profitable and excellent for everyone : Why did the “Icôn” the Wonder of the sea carring ten thousand passengers has “excluded” or do not consider St Lucia off list for visiting destination ❓

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