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Visitors facing JetBlue flight issues


Tre Greaves

Visitors facing JetBlue flight issues

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While some flight disruptions out of New York have impacted at least one event promoter and ticketing company, another is bracing for any potential fallout.

Chief executive officer (CEO) of Ticket Linkz Ryan Brathwaite gave that response yesterday after it was said that some travellers who were scheduled to visit Barbados for the climax of the Crop Over Festival, would be unable to make it in time for August 1 because of flight issues at JetBlue.

“I haven’t really had any indication that any disruptions has been the stimulus for any refunds or anything like that as yet, but that could change over the next couple of days,” Brathwaite said.

He was speaking yesterday after CEO of Ticket Pal Caribbean and director of Nouvelle Vie, Orlando Newton the promoter of Rise, said that some of their international customers were affected by challenges Jet Blue had been facing.

“As far I understand the JetBlue labour issues have been hampering flights leaving New York into Barbados. At present they have had three cancellations or delay of flights into Barbados which have hampered some people who purchased tickets or play in our Kadooment Day event.

“The impact of this is still to be seen and people have been asking for refunds because they cannot get into Barbados before [August 1],” Newton told Starcom Network. (TG)