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Caribbean Airlines flight bound for JFK returns to Kingston unexpectedly, passengers disgruntled

Published:Sunday | May 29, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Scores of Caribbean Airlines passengers are now disgruntled after a flight, which departed Kingston's Norman Manley airport, was reportedly forced to return about half-hour following take-off.

The Gleaner-Power-106 news centre understands that the Caribbean Airlines flight, which was bound for the John F Kennedy International (JFK) Airport in New York this morning, returned to Kingston due to what has been described as 'maintenance' issues.

Disgruntled passengers at the JFK airport who spoke to our news centre say they were told by ground staff at the airport that the flight, BW015 which departed Kingston at 7:05 this morning, was returned due to maintenance issues.

Sophia Lewis, a relative of one of the passengers who spoke to our news centre, said passengers travelling from JFK to Norman Manley have since been told by Caribbean Airlines staff that the flight would be rescheduled for departure at 2 a.m. tomorrow. 

Attempts to reach representatives from Caribbean Airlines for comment were not successful.