A Dynamic Airways flight from New York to Guyana had to be cancelled early Monday morning as the co-pilot was reportedly a no-show for the non-stop flight.
Passengers were already onboard the 767 aircraft when they were informed that they would have to disembark the plane and reclaim their checked luggage.
One passenger told News Source that they were told that the co-pilot had not turned up at the airport for the flight and as such the airline has been forced to cancel the flight. The passengers were told to return at 10:00am to begin check-in for a 1:00pm departure.
Disappointed passengers complained but some left the airport while others opted to remain there until it was time to restart check in.
Just last week the US Department of Transportation announced that it has penalized the airline over all of the delayed and cancelled flights over the past year. The airline will have to cough up US$120,000 as part of the penalty.
The move came as a result of violations by Dynamic in relation to regulations on public charter operations with respect to providing prompt refunds to passengers after flight cancellations and promptly notifying passengers of the cancellations.
The violations also constitute violations of the regulations which prohibit unfair and deceptive practices and unfair methods of competition in air transportation.
Dynamic has been trying to improve its service. A few months ago, hundreds of passengers were left stranded for days after the airline cancelled several flights into Guyana, claiming troubles with one of its aircraft. The US carrier is currently operating daily flights in to Guyana.