Fly Jamaica to commence New York-Guyana route from September 26
However, local travel agencies are still to receive official communication from the airline to sell tickets, since a line of credit arrangement will have to be created and also they will need access to the airline’s online portal.
But with Caribbean Airlines, who enjoys flag carrier status for Guyana, also flying the New York-Guyana route, one aviation expert told this newscast that ticket costs are likely to decrease.
A quick check online today revealed that a one-way flight from New York to Guyana for the 26th September is selling at 463.20 US dollars.
When compared to Caribbean Airlines, the airlines’ reservation page had an announcement suggesting that flights for that particular day are not available at this time.
A senior travel agent said the comparative costs of the tickets are negligible, and he was surprised that Fly Jamaica tickets prices are not as competitive.
Capitol News also understands that Fly Jamaica is in the process of recruiting local flight attendants, who are expected to compliment the Jamaica based cabin crew.
Meanwhile, TravelSpan Vacations and Vision Airlines also announced that it is applying to the US Department of Transportation for Authorization to begin a non-stop service to Guyana and Trinidad, using a wide-body 767, effective December 2013.