Lack of equipment & preparation by local agent allegedly affected start of a charter flight service on June 2
Lack of equipment and preparation by the agent, allegedly prevented start of a chartered flight service from Florida to Dominica on 2nd June, 2016, as was promised by the promoters. The service is allegedly being undertaken between Island Fun Tours, a tour company in Dominica, RVR Aviation and Resort Air Services of Fort Worth, Texas, and promised direct flights from Ft. Lauderdale to Dominica “several times a week.”
A test flight of the service landed in Dominica on Friday, May 6, 2016, but apparently due to the lack of equipment at the Douglas Charles Airport, the service could not begin as planned. An RVR Aviation official said when they got here, they couldn’t dump the lav (lavatory), and they need somewhere to dump the ‘lav’.
Other equipment said to be needed for the smooth operation of the service include an air conditioning cart, a power cart and an ‘air-start. (An air-start is used to provide initial rotation to start large turbine engines). None of which were allegedly available at the airport.
An Official said the service is ready to go, but they must get word from the agent in Dominica, on what is going on, and ensure that the service is properly funded. The question is, who is responsible for providing the equipment that is needed at the Airport.
An RVR Official said the local agent is the one responsible for the start date of the service. He added that the game plan remains the same for the service to Dominica, but word is needed from the local agent. They just need someone to give the word that everything was in place.
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