Caribbean Airlines to reduce flights in the low season
There is good news and bad news from Caribbean Airlines. First the Good news, a passenger Mr. John Davis got special treatment on his way to New York on July 12th. He was serenaded, got special greetings, memorabilia and even a cake upon arrival. He was arriving that day in New York to celebrate his 99th Birthday. Caribbean Airlines says it is looking forward to welcoming him on board next year.
But passengers flying in and out of Guyana traveling to North America from September 16 to November 22 are likely to have some inconvenience. Fewer seats will be available as Caribbean Airlines will send in all of its 767 aircraft for maintenance during that period. The 767 seats over 200 passengers while the 737 which will replace it seats less.
In an advisory sent to travel agents, Caribbean Airlines wants passengers to know that several of its flights would be consolidated and or rescheduled. In the much sought after Georgetown-New York return route, the smaller capacity aircraft will ferry passengers between the two most lucrative markets on the Caribbean airlines schedule, Georgetown and New York.
The Toronto Flight outgoing will make a fuel stop in Antigua after it leaves Georgetown but on its return it will be flying non-stop from Toronto.
Both passengers and the Guyana Government have complained about seat availability and ticket costs since Delta pulled out of the North American route. Fly Jamaica is scheduled to start service shortly while another airline Fly Guyana has indicated that it wants to operate from October.