A number of local travel agencies plan to compile a list of affected Dynamic Airways passengers and forward the list to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority for them to offer some direction.
Since Dynamic ended its service to Guyana more than one month ago, travel agents have been pressing the airline to refund all affected payments.
But the travel agencies appear very concerned and worried about the silence coming from the airline.
One travel agent explained that while Dynamic has started to refund those passengers who live overseas for the tickets they bought, the airline is still to make a move to refund Guyanese passengers living in Guyana.
According to the agent, “we have been calling them, writing them, speaking to their Guyana reps and still nothing from them, and the people who bought ticket from us are looking to us for the refunds although Dynamic would have collected the ticket payments already.
Dynamic suddenly announced back in September that it would be ending its service to Guyana. That move came as a surprise to travel agents, who suspected that something was wrong when all of the airline’s flights were cancelled.
Back in July, Dynamic announced that it had filed a voluntary Chapter 11 petition with the United States Bankruptcy Court.
At the time, the airline said it planned to continue “normal operations”.
According to a statement from the airline, its decision to file bankruptcy followed litigation matters resulting from Hajj flights that it operated in 2014 for Air India.
But just a month after that bankruptcy move, one of the airline’s top unsecured creditors moved to the US Courts to force the airline into liquidating its assets.
The creditor, PMC Aviation LLC of Greensboro, North Carolina, is owed US$1.19 million, which represents an arbitration judgment reached in April 2017.