On 29 March, Paul Ronald Reece, the CEO of Fly Jamaica Airways based at Kingston, sent a letter to all the employees of the airline.
The airline management did not find investors to prevent it from firing its employees (fewer than 150) on Sunday 31 March. They had no other alternative, states the letter, which is also revealing financial difficulties.
The airline already was lacking aircraft since November 2018, following an accident of its only Boeing 757 at Georgetown. The airline hasn’t been able to fly again since.
Many passengers already complained about cancelled flights, because the airline has taken some time before refunding them.
On 28 March, the CEO announced he was hopeful to restart operations in a few months.