Despite the Coronavirus Pandemic shutting down some industries worldwide and the aviation sector was no different; several regional airlines have indicated their interest in flying to Guyana.
This was announced by Minister of Public Works Juan Edghill at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre. He was at the time speaking with Travel Agents.
Edghill stated that the government has approved for InterCaribbean Airways and Fly Allways to traverse the Georgetown route with connections to other regional territories.
Inter Caribbean Airways is a passenger airline based in the Turks and Caicos. The airline offers scheduled domestic and regional services from its hub at Providenciales, Turks & Caicos and Tortola, British Virgin Island, to multiple destinations in Antigua, The Bahamas, Jamacia, Cuba, Haiti and other Caribbean destinations.
The Minister has not indicated when the airline will have its first flight to Guyana. Approval was also given to Fly Allways to reenter Guyana skies after only spending a year indicating that ‘there was lack of customer support.’ However, the Suriname-based airline will come with new destinations on its map including Antigua, Barbados and Curacao.
Edghill hinted that talks have been initiated with Virgin Airlines and a meeting is soon expected between himself and the Chief Executive Officer.
The Minister said that with the expansion of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Guyana’s ambition of being a hub for regional travel and international connectivity will soon be realised.
He added that Guyana’s aim to become the major link between the Caribbean and South America.