Delta Airlines to discontinue its service out of Guyana – 11th Feb 2013
Capitol News understands that Delta is expected to make a formal announcement shortly indicating that after May 6th, passengers would be unable to travel on the US Carrier for non-stop service from Georgetown to New York.
Checks by this newscast today at flight reservations websites Expedia or Kayak revealed that Delta did not have any scheduled flight for the May 6 date and onwards.
But despite the announcement, agents for Delta Airlines continue to sell tickets. One local agent said there has not been any official communication from the Delta New York office, regarding the airline’s planned pull out.
Delta Worldwide connections also allowed passengers from Guyana to access Canada and other locations around the world.
Minister of Tourism, Irfaan Ali, said his Ministry has not been notified officially, but he said his Ministry is looking at the bigger picture. He pointed out that since the grounding of REDJET, Guyana has noticed a 28 percent drop in arrivals.
One flight expert told Capitol News that when Delta pulls out, Guyana will be back to only Caribbean Airlines, Formerly BWIA, which has been serving Guyana for over six decades.
However, a Guyanese/Jamaican owned airline, Fly Jamaica, is expected to Service Guyana, via Jamaica to New York, in a few days time.
The airline is expected to commence operating on Valentine’s Day after a three week delay.