Monday, April 11, 2005
Air Jamaica will resume service to the Eastern Caribbean on April 16 with six weekly flights to Grenada and Barbados from Kingston and New York. But, the airline did not say when flights would restart to St Lucia.
On March 18, Air Jamaica suspended flights to the Eastern Caribbean due to what it said was the accelerated maintenance schedule required by the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority.
The authority had insisted that the airline immediately reduce its maintenance cycle from 18 to 15 months. As a result, the number of aircraft available was significantly reduced, causing a shortage of equipment to operate the Eastern Caribbean routes