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According to reports, almost one year after restarting its operation here, the airline has requested that its customers to contact travel agencies where they booked flights in order to obtain a refund.
A source at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) told the Village Voice that the Miami-based carrier cancelled all its operations this week at its handling agent, Roraima Airways.A passenger who was booked to travel on Sunday, told the Village Voice that a friend informed him of the recent development which he observed from a Facebook post. The passenger said he is left at wits end since the airline did not contact him regarding his flight.
Eastern Airlines, under its former brand – Dynamic Airways, had filed for bankruptcy in 2018.
The Government of Guyana had declined its application to re-enter Guyana’s market in 2019, however six months after rejecting the airline’s application, the government granted its approval but under strict conditions.
Last December , dozens of Guyanese were left stranded after the carrier’s aircraft developed mechanical issues.The airline then pledged to improve its service.
Previously, Eastern Airlines, which was headquartered in Miami, operated a charter service between Guyana and New York through an arrangement with Travel Span and One Guyana. However, Eastern Airlines folded in 2017 and was bought over by Swift Air.
Following a range of investment maneuverings, Dynamic International Airways had applied to the United States Department of Transportation to operate its Boeing 767 aircraft under the Eastern Airlines name.
A document filed with the U.S. authorities, stated that Kenneth Wolley, a 38 percent shareholder of Swift Air, became the 100 per cent owner at Dynamic Airways after it declared bankruptcy earlier last year. Dynamic Airways was then able to use the ‘Eastern’ brand