Civil Aviation Authority launches probe into the collapse of EZ Jet – 17th Dec 2012
The Civil Aviation Authority of Guyana has launched a probe into the collapse of EZ Jet. Minister of Transport made the announcement in the National Assembly today, when questioned by the Opposition. He said, Civil Aviation is expected to complete a full report for the Government.
Questioned about whether the Government carried out detailed background checks of the airline before it was granted an operations license, the Minister told the House that some background checks were done.
Ez Jet will completely wrap up its operations at the end of this month. It owes the Government of Guyana over 6 million Guyana dollars in landing and other fees. Passengers who bought their tickets in Guyana and were affected by the closure can now make their claims to the Transport Ministry. Ez Jet has already forwarded a list of the names of those passengers who are to be refunded.
Ez Jet was forced out of business back in October, when the US and Guyana Governments both revoked the license for the airline. That revocation came just after the Ez Jet CEO was slapped with a 5 million US dollar lawsuit, filed by a health care provider, which claims, that he swindled the company out of millions of dollars. The CEO just last week, was charged in a 20 million us fraud case involving two health care providers that he worked with as a payroll clerk.