EZ Jet seeks to expand but concerned about “unfair competition”
Upstart airline EZJET wants to expand to the Caribbean Region and do a similar shuttle service into Brazil using a 92-seater aircraft but that all depends on the regulatory agencies in Guyana giving the go ahead. The CEO of the fledgling airline Sonny Ramdeo said that he had to meet with President Ramotar at the weekend over some of the concerns of the airline.
The airline CEO says that while EZjet is listed as a charter it is really operating as a scheduled airline on the New York route. Ramdeo had a complaint about what he termed unfair competition because at least one airline plying the North American route is using subsidized fuel and then there is the issue of predatory prices. He explained the entrance of EZjet has resulted in some really low fares clearly intended to put his airline out of business. But the CEO contended even with incidents like the one that damaged the aircraft on the ground at CJIA, the airline has been managing the airlift out of Guyana to New York and Toronto.
Both Caribbean Airlines and Delta the two other scheduled services operating the North American routes have been making special offers to keep their passengers. EZjet recently started a once weekly non-stop flight to Canada.