Caribbean Airlines says there should be adequate seats in the off season
Caribbean Airlines has sought to clarify its schedule changes for the upcoming low season out of Guyana. Capitol News understands that while the airline is downgrading its use of the 767 aircraft, there still would be enough seats available during the off season; September 16-November 22. Fewer persons fly during that period according to aviation sources. In an advisory sent to travel agents yesterday, Caribbean Airlines wants passengers to know that some of its flights would be consolidated and or rescheduled from September 16 to November 22. Some flights would no longer operate for that period.
However, a Caribbean Airlines official pointed out that it is only one 767 aircraft that will be off the Guyana route, another one will operate the non-stop return flights between Georgetown and New York three times per week. The airline said one of its 767 aircraft will be off for maintenance during that period. The 767 seats over 200 passengers while the 737 which will replace it on some of the routes, seats less.
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 on Caribbean Airlines 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.