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Sick Out By CAL Pilots Leaves Passengers Facing Widespread Delays

by | Jul 1, 2014

NEWS GRAPHIC 3Caribbean Airlines is reporting that its pilots have called in sick.

In a statement on Tuesday CAL confirmed that all international and domestic flights were being negatively affected.

CAL Chief Executive Officer, Michael DiLollo, said that the airline was primarily concerned for the health and welfare of the pilot body since this was an unprecedented occurrence.

caribbean_airlines_logoMr. Dilollo described the situation as an unfortunate occurrence that disrupted scheduled services at the beginning of the critical summer season, when the airline most depends on the operational crew.

He also expressed concern about the potential negative impact of the disruptions to its passengers.

Caribbean Airlines went on to state that it was disappointed with the action of the pilots.

The Airline assured that it would continue to urge further open and frank discussion in good faith with the pilots’ recognized majority union TTALPA, while exploring all other options available.

Caribbean Airlines has also apologized to its passengers for the inconvenience caused and has assured that everything would be done to minimize delays.

CAL passengers are being urged to confirm their flight times with the Flight Status Tool website at www.caribbean-airlines.com prior to arrival at the airport to avoid any further disruptions.

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