A Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) employee landed himself a five day suspension after he voiced his opinion that the embattled airline Dynamic Airways was “unreliable and unethical” on Facebook’s social media website.
Ramesh Sukhdeo, one of the agency’s tourism officers traveled with Dynamic Airways on its complimentary familiarization tour to New York and after having to pay for his trip from Miami to New York and then from New York to Guyana, the gentleman criticized the airline for the treatment he had received.
According to information reaching Kaieteur News, Sukhdeo’s Facebook comments were brought to the attention of his employers by a named official of Dynamic Airways’ local handler, following which action was taken against him.
Since the inaugural flight of the United States based airline, Dynamic Airways has experienced significant setbacks that have caused great embarrassment to the company. Up to now, the airline is unable to operate out of the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport since they have not filed all the relevant documentation that would allow them to do so.
Director of the local ground handling team Roraima Airways’ Gerry Gouveia had told the media that the company had to fire the ground handling team at JFK since they caused a major screw up when they allowed several untagged bags onboard the flight and therefore, brought unwanted attention from security personnel.
The loss of ground handlers caused the loss of gate position and the flight arrived severely late on its first trip to Guyana. On its return to New York from Guyana, Dynamic Airways was grounded by airport officials and passengers had endured serious security checks since according to the officials, the plane did not have clearance to land there.
However, on subsequent flights, passengers bound for New York were taken to other States in the US and then transported by bus to NY. In the tourism official’s case, the flight had taken him to Miami and he then had to pay for his trip to NY. He was also told that the flight could not accommodate him to return to Guyana and again he had to foot the bill, this time to get home.
Kaieteur News was told that Sukhdeo was accused of “misconduct” and was suspended. The GTA is an agency connected to the Ministry of Tourism. That Ministry had hosted the launch of Dynamic Airways and President Donald Ramotar had welcomed the airline saying its services would be good for Guyana.
Dynamic pulled out of Guyana earlier this month and promised to return to the Guyanese market in early August.
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