Caribbean Airlines to review current fare structure following a meeting with Guyana Government
The meeting between the Government and a Caribbean Airlines team, headed by the company’s Chairman, came about after threats by the Guyana Government to revoke the airline’s national flag carrier status.
The move by the Government came after several complaints about the high prices Caribbean Airlines was charging for flights in and out of Guyana.
It was at the request of President Donald Ramotar that Airline officials came to hold talks with the Guyana Government on the burning issue.
The meeting between the two addressed issues such as customer service, the in-transit process and security checks of Guyanese passengers at Piarco International Airport Trinidad, capacity, airfare, and the airline’s flag carrier status, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported.
In a statement, Caribbean Airlines Chairman, Philip Marshall was quoted as saying that the people of Guyana are important to the heartbeat of Caribbean Airlines. He also said that the Regional carrier will continue to build improved partnerships with Guyanese travellers.
For months now both passengers and the Guyana Government have complained about seat availability and ticket costs on Caribbean Airlines since Delta pulled out of the Georgetown, New York route last May.