PAWA ‘stable,’ faces no financial setbacks

PHILIPSBURG–PAWA Dominicana airline is stable and not in any financial stress, according to its Commercial Director Sebastian Garcia.

Garcia told The Daily Herald: “We don’t have a financial problem … we have a very good reputation. The passengers are very happy with PAWA.”

   His statement comes after Dominican Republic-based Aerodom Siglo XXI airport called for an audit of the company by Domincano authorities on Friday. The call is for an investigation into the economic solvency of PAWA, which offers flights to St. Maarten, Curacao, Miami, Puerto Rico, Haiti and Cuba, and other Caribbean islands.

“We paid Aerodom since Friday. Our relationship with Aerodom is very good,” Garcia said.

Aerodom claimed that PAWA owed the sum of US $ 1,062,809.61 for airport services offered by the company at Las Americas International Airport, Jose Francisco Peña Gómez (AILA-JFPG), such as parking, lighting, aircraft landings, use of bridges, common system check-in counters, departure rooms, office space, hangar, warehouse and electricity supply, and airport tax per passenger, among others.

To avoid a repeat of the payment issue, Garcia said “some restrictions” have been put in place within PAWA “to ensure this won’t happen again.” The situation with Aerodom was caused by “a misunderstanding” due to “a lack of communication” between the two entities.

“PAWA is a good company. We don’t have a problem with operations. We have one of the best on-time performances of the Caribbean,” he said.

Source: The Daily Herald