Airlines: TravelSpan all set for mid-December return

TravelSpan all set for mid-December return

November 3, 2013 | BY  |

Guyana is on track for additional flights on the New York/Guyana route from mid-December, 

TravelSpan’s President, Nohar Singh

The company’s President, Nohar Singh, speaking with Kaieteur News on Friday November 1st, 2013  from New York, disclosed that interviews have already started to hire flight attendants with the final paperwork for permission to be submitted to the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) this week. The training for the attendants will begin on November 11.

TravelSpan’s President, Nohar Singh (right)

The additional flights would be more than welcome by Guyanese who have been facing high fares over the past year. Two airlines, Redjet and EzJet, folded spectacularly last year, leaving only Delta and Caribbean Airlines.  

However, the US airline pulled out earlier this year, later citing unfair competition from Caribbean Airlines, which is owned by Trinidad and Tobago and which was controversially receiving fuel subsidies.
While the addition of partially Guyanese-owned Fly Jamaica to the New York/Guyana route in recent months have lessened fears that the coming holiday season may see a repeat of the fare situation earlier this year, the Government has been actively attempting to persuade other operators.
The New York destination has long been one eyed by operators because of the number of Guyanese living there. It is one of the more profitable routes also for Caribbean Airlines.  [Read more]

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  • Cliff Thomas  On 11/03/2013 at 7:42 pm

    This is goood for Guyana. Expecting to have fare prices cheaper than what is offered by CAL.

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