New carrier on the Guyana market, Dynamic Airways on Sunday switched its departure flight to Georgetown, Guyana from New York’s JFK Airport to New Jersey’s Atlantic City International Airport.
The move came as authorities at the JFK Airport were still finalising arrangements with Dynamic Airways to allow the airline to operate from there following a baggage handling snafu with a ground handling company. Dynamic Airways officials are confident that the issues with JFK will be rectified by Tuesday and the carrier will continue its scheduled service between Georgetown and the JFK Airport.
Late Saturday, Dynamic sent out emails to affected passengers informing them of the change to the Atlantic City Airport. Passengers had to first gather at the JFK Airport where they boarded buses and were shuttled to the Atlantic City Airport. Once at the Atlantic City Airport, they were greeted by check in agents and Dynamic Airways officials who assisted them in the check in process. Dynamic Airways brought in one of its 767 wide bodied aircraft for the trip. Passengers who opted out of the Atlantic City departure will be accommodated on the flights from New York city once those flights resume on Tuesday.
Dynamic Airways also announced that all of the affected passengers who had to be shuttled to Atlantic City will be provided with US$200 vouchers for future travel on Dynamic Airways. The airline said the switch to the Atlantic City Airport was only for the Sunday flight and all other flights should continue from the JFK Airport in New York.
The airline began its schedule operations between Georgetown and New York last Friday and immediately hit a snafu when the ground handling agent reportedly loaded three unchecked bags onto the aircraft. The airline reportedly fired that company but ended up without ground handling agents and a gate position at the JFK Airport. Additionally, there were reports that all of its landing documents were not fully completed.
Scores of passengers were affected by the delays. The airline will be operating four weekly flights between Georgetown and New York. The North Carolina based company has partnered with Guyana’s Roraima Airways for the Guyana schedule service. Dynamic Airways owns and operates a number of 767 aircraft.