Delta Airlines to discontinue its service out of Guyana – video

Delta Airlines to discontinue its service out of Guyana

Capitol News -January 11, 2013: Guyanese passengers travelling to and from New York’s international JFK, will now have limited options to choose from, as Delta Airlines plan to clip the wings on its Guyana Route.

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.

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  • compton de castro  On 02/13/2013 at 8:41 am

    when the GIANTS pull the plug…it is the opportunity for smaller players to enter the areana…the positive I talke from this GIANTS decision….flyjamaica go for it.
    kamptan

  • Cyril Balkaran  On 02/13/2013 at 9:44 am

    The Aviation Industry in the Caribbean countries need some drastic changes. it is unfortunate so many airlines are losing opportunities to fly to Guyana. The lack of Governmental assistance to Red Jet, the mismanagement of Easy Jet and now the Delta Air lines discontinued services will all contribute to a fall in the Tourism Industry in the region. Caricom has none. Thanks to BWIA now Cal Arlines that we can still Fly!

  • compton de castro  On 02/13/2013 at 5:48 pm

    Cyril

    TAX concessions to lure the likes of BA AA VIRGIN EURO et al is a step forward…
    Airport charges another issue….if you cannot attract the GOLIATHS with
    concessions then offer it to the DAVIDS.
    What annoys multinationals is the “RED TAPE” that different administrative governments put in their way …. anti-progressive red tape…

    VARIG (brazil) or even AIR VEN (venezuela) are other options…

    hey what about giving some support also to flyjamaica !!

    there was an initiative I recently read where the Shengen idea was to be introduced in CARICOM …similar to the EURO AMERICAN initiative…
    Once you are granted a visa for one member country travel within
    these countries does not require a seperate visa..a step in the right direction..
    BRAZIL is a signatory to this …GUYANA should also sign up to it….

    My dream of the movement of peoples goods and services internationally may one day become “reality” ….sooner the better for a more prosperous world.

    kamptan international…

  • Stanley Joseph Greaves  On 02/18/2013 at 6:40 am

    WHAT IS the reason for DELTA’S decision ???

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