Air Jamaica to resume suspended flights

15th Apr 2005

From the Associated PressAir Jamaica will resume flights to Grenada and Barbados this weekend, a month after the struggling carrier suspended them to comply with local safety regulations, an official said Tuesday.
Air Jamaica pulled service to Barbados, Grenada and St. Lucia on March 18 to meet new Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority maintenance guidelines.

The airline will resume flights to Barbados and Grenada on Saturday, said Air Jamaica spokeswoman Sandrea Falconer, who was unable to say when flights to St. Lucia would resume.

There will be six weekly flights from New York to Grenada and Barbados and six weekly flights from Grenada and Barbados to New York and Los Angeles, she said.

In February, Air Jamaica pulled half of its 20 planes out of service and canceled several U.S. and Britain-bound flights after a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration audit raised questions about the airline’s maintenance schedule.

The FAA insisted Air Jamaica carry out major maintenance to planes every 15 months instead of every 18 months.


In March, the local aviation authority made the same requirement.


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