Over 80% of Dynamic Airways passengers refunded

A Dynamic Airways aircraft at Timehri (File Photo)

Over 80 percent of passengers affected by Dynamic Airways’ decision to cease operations in Guyana have been refunded.

The process to payout refunds began on May 2nd and is now winding down.

A total of 609 passengers were eligible for refunds, according to a list submitted to the Public Infrastructure Ministry by the airline’s local handling agent, Roraima Airways.

Stabroek News has since been told that only an estimated 100 cheques are still to be collected.

It was further noted that those eligible passengers who have not yet uplifted their cheques will be able to do so during the “fallback period” of May 14th, 2018 to May 25th, 2018.

The refunds are binge issued from 9 am to 3 pm on Mondays through Thursdays and from 9 am to 2 pm on Fridays, at the Ministry of Public Infrastructure’s Accounts Department, at Fort Street, Kingston.

Passengers who wish to uplift their cheques are asked to take national identification, that is, either their ID card or passport, as well as proof of their ticket purchase.

In cases where an individual is appearing on someone else’s behalf, the person is asked to bring an authorisation letter, with two witness signatures from the passenger(s) whose name(s) appears on the list, along with one national identifying document.

Electronic copies of the list are available on the Ministry of Public Infrastructure’s website (www.mopi.gov.gy) and its Facebook page, as well as on Roraima Airways’ website (www.roraimaairways.com) and Facebook page. Passengers may also check with their respective travel agencies to confirm that their names are on the list.

Passengers are urged to contact the Ministry of Public Infrastructure on telephone numbers 225-4023 or 227-5344, for more information if necessary.

Dynamic Airways suspended its operations on October 3rd, 2017, to facilitate the re-organisation of its Chapter 11 case under which the airline had filed for bankruptcy.

The company, in a statement which followed the announcement, had reassured the Guyanese public of its commitment to honouring all outstanding financial obligations whether to passengers, airport authorities or the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority.

This later resulted in the Ministry initiating the process to access the bond of US$200,000, which had been lodged by Dynamic International Airways, LLC, in collaboration with their local handling agent, Roraima Airways Inc.

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