Saturday, December 25, 2004
Several hundred people, many of them Guyanese going home for Christmas have experienced long delays in reaching their destinations. Some were stranded in Trindad and others in North America, that is Canada and New Yorks JFK.
And many of the passengers have reached their final destination minus their luggage.
BWIA began ferrying passengers without luggage after the airline was ordered to have the cargo hold lining on its five Boeing 757s refitted to meet certain standards.
Meanwhile over in Trinidad and Tobago, the Board of directors of cash-strapped national airline BWIA has been given an ultimatum by Prime Minister Patrick Manning: Either fix the beleaguered carrier or government will find someone who can.
Prime Minister Manning said the airline's directors have been given an ultimatum to come up with a plan to make it pay its way.