PAWA Dominicana (Santo Domingo) lost its ability to fly on January 28, 2018. The Junta de Aviación Civil – JAC announced it was revoking the country’s version of the Air Operators Certificate (AOC) for 90 days due to its financial situation.
This suspension of the AOC stranded a lot of passengers. The Dominican government has been chartering other aircraft to fly out the stranded passengers.
The airline issued this statement (translated from Spanish):
PAWA Dominicana informs all its passengers that the operations of our airline are suspended pending the disposition of the Dominican authorities.
We invite our passengers not to show up at the PAWA Dominicana counters at the airports, as they are kept closed. We continue working together with these authorities seeking a solution to this situation and we regret the inconvenience this causes to thousands of passengers.
PAWA Dominicana will be reimbursing airline tickets to affected passengers in the coming weeks, after which they process their request.
Copyright Photo: PAWA Dominicana McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (MD-83) HI989 (msn 49568) MIA (Jay Selman). Image: 403404.
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