Contingency procedures activated by CAAF
March 20, 2019 4:43 pm
The Civil Aviation Authority is monitoring the situation of the skeleton staff.
A disagreement between the Air Traffic Control Officers and the Fiji Airports Limited has resulted in a skeleton staff.
Responding to questions sent by FBC News, CAAF says they are monitoring the situation to ensure safety is maintained at all times.
CAAF also states that contingency procedures that have been developed for such situations have been activated to ensure the safety of the travelling public is not compromised under the current Fiji Airports staffing circumstances.
Meanwhile, in a statement, the Air Traffic Control Officers say that since 6am Monday, approximately 80% of the Air
Traffic Control Officers have individually taken various forms of leave entitlement.
This they say is because there are pay and work-related issues that need to be looked at by the Fiji Airports Limited management.
The Traffic Control Officers claim that these issues have persisted over the past few years and they reported it to the Fiji Airports Limited management.
We are still awaiting comments from the Fiji Airports Limited.