April 26, 2017 11:41 pm
Written by Civil Aviation
GCAA working along with Easy Sky
The Ministry of Public Infrastructure, through the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, is working overtime to ensure that persons scheduled for Easy Sky flights not only arrive at their destinations but do so safely.
As a result, two flights will be departing Guyana this evening (Wednesday April 26) and another two are scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday April 27).
The GCAA is working closely along with the local ground handling agent, Roraima Airways, to ensure the passengers depart from Guyana as soon as possible. The two bodies are also working together to ensure that passengers receive accommodation as they await departure. It must be noted that a number of passengers have instead opted to camp out at the airport as they await a flight out of Guyana.
Easy Sky has been cooperating and a schedule for flights has been outlined. This schedule will see a number of flights departing Guyana over the next few days. Additionally, all continuing flights will receive oversight from GCAA. In fact, GCAA has met with Easy Sky representatives every day since operations were suspended.
Furthermore, as part of its oversight system, the GCAA has stationed its safety inspectors at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) to monitor every Easy Sky flight.
GCAA’s priority is ensuring that passengers not only arrive at their destinations but do so safely and the GCAA will continue to work with the operators to ensure that all passengers are accommodated on flights.
The operations of Easy Sky airline were suspended on April 21, 2017 after safety deficiencies were uncovered following oversight inspections conducted by the GCAA. The immediate suspension was a necessity in the interest of public safety.
However, these short-term safety deficiencies were subsequently addressed, thus allowing for continued monitored flights by Easy Sky.
The number of passengers is expected to be significantly reduced following this evening’s flights.