EZjet suspended

-gov’t calls in CAL to fill gap

Flights of low cost carrier EZjet have been suspended by the US transport authority triggering reciprocal action here and the government has called in Caribbean Airlines for an emergency meeting today to ensure that the 25,000 to 30,000 passengers who had booked with the charter service are taken care of.

News of the stunning US Department of Transportation (DOT) action against EZjet on Thursday was relayed by Transport Minister Robeson Benn at a hastily-summoned press conference yesterday afternoon. While the exact reasons for DOT’s suspension are still unclear, there were questions about whether the 11-month-old EZjet would resume flying and the Ministry of Tourism in a statement yesterday spoke of a closure of the carrier’s service.

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