Caribbean Airlines: No problems with ATRs

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Caribbean Airlines: No problems with ATRs

Unread post by bimjim » Mon Jan 01, 2018

https://guardian.co.tt/news/2017-12-31/ ... blems-atrs

CAL: No problems with ATRs
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Officials of Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) have denied reports that the entire fleet of ATR 72-600 turboprop aircraft have been down for the last three days, forcing the airline to press into service its fleet of Boeing-737-800 jet aircraft to alleviate the backlog of stranded passengers.

In response to a report in the Sunday Guardian, CAL’s head of Corporate Communications, Dionne Ligoure explained that two ATR’s were undergoing planned, scheduled maintenance and one was briefly taken out of service last Thursday to resolve a technical issue.

“That particular aircraft was returned to service within a 24 hour period,” she said. “Although some services were delayed, the airline moved all confirmed customers and also several hundred persons who did not hold confirmed bookings. Additionally, it is normal for the Boeing 737 fleet to be used to support the operations during these high demand periods. As indicated in media releases issued by Caribbean Airlines on December 28 and 29, the 737 fleet was being used to operate several consolidated services.”

Ligoure emphasised that safety is CAL’s foremost priority and during the busy holiday period the airline has done all possible to manage its resources to provide a safe and reliable service to customers. She added: “The airline ensured that the airbridge operation was given top priority and increased the scheduled seat capacity over several days. For example, 4432 seats were provided on December 29.”

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Re: Caribbean Airlines: No problems with ATRs

Unread post by bimjim » Mon Jan 01, 2018

Sooooo, the massive problems and forcing people to PAY for changing bookings were DELIBERATE, then? Right?

You can't have it both ways...

If CAL knew that the two ATRs would be down for maintenance - and which reputable, COMPETENT airline arranges that for the busiest days of the year? - then why was it necessary to have such chaos at the airports? Why not just rebook the people onto the 737s and have done with it? Too much like work?

It's about hauling in the extra revenue from that new re-booking fee, isn't it? And now you have been caught with your panties down you need to distract away from the real issues. Why not go the extra mile into Liar Land and also tell the public this is the first time this has happened with the ATRs?

The Orange Tweeto Donald Trump could use a fluent Professional Liar like you in the White House. I think the current fluent Professional Liar is starting to look a little haggard.

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