KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 1, 2019 - The Problem plagued Fly Jamaica Airlines, has told its staff that it has decided to ground all operations and make the positions of all its workers redundant because of its failure to find cash to restart operations.
Fly Jamaica CEO Paul Reece issued a letter to the employees informing them that the job cuts will be effective Sunday the 31st of March. Mr. Reece said due to Fly Jamaica's lack of aircraft and the impact on the company's financial position, there was no choice but to send the workers home.
The airline also revealed that there has been a delay in getting financing but it was still trying to pay the workers their salaries due from last November.
Mr. Reece said if Fly Jamaica's financial position improves in the future, the workers will be invited to apply for positions at the airline.
The majority of the airline's staff is in Jamaica. Approximately 150 people are employed to Fly Jamaica's local operations.
The Jamaica-registered carrier suffered a financial blowout on November 9, 2018, when one of its planes crash-landed on making a return emergency landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).
One of the Canada-bound passengers died days later at a city hospital and several others had been treated and sent away.Since then, Fly Jamaica has been facing a number of lawsuits.