Category Archives: Transportation

TRAVEL: Surinam Airways to resume flights from Guyana on Oct 31st. 2020

“Great news! As of October 31st, 2020 we are re-starting our operations from …Guyana to Miami!” the airline said in its announcement.     

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TRAVEL: JetBlue announces new December 11 launch date for  NY to Guyana flights

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A release from JetBlue said that flights will initially operate up to four times weekly on JetBlue’s new Airbus A321neo aircraft beginning December 11, 2020 with seats available for purchase starting today – 27 October 2020.  Continue reading

TRAVEL: Caribbean Airlines-CAL: to resume operations with NY to CJIA flight on Monday October 19

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The airline will release its entire flight schedule for Guyana next week, CAL said in a release today – (October17,2020) Continue reading

GUYANA: Airports say they are ready for passengers from today – October 12. 2020

The country’s two international airports yesterday said they were ready to begin receiving passengers from today and the EFCIA said it expected its first flight from Caribbean Airlines (CAL) around October 19th.

As Guyana’s international airports reopen from today, incoming passengers who hold negative COVID-19 test results older than 72 hours will be subjected to a second PCR test and are likely to have to wait at the airports for approximately four hours before receiving their results.        Continue reading

TRAVEL: American Airlines says ready to resume scheduled flights to Guyana

American Airlines will resume scheduled commercial flights to Guyana on November 4, an airline representative announced yesterday (October 1, 2020)..

“We intend to return to GEO on Nov 4,” Corporate Communications representative Nichelle Tait told  Stabroek News when asked about resumption of services here.

On Wednesday, government confirmed that the two international airports will reopen to commercial flights on October 12. 2020

It is unclear when the other scheduled international carriers, Caribbean Airlines and COPA Airlines, will be returning.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Airports open to commercial flights from October 12. 2020; COVID-19 deaths now 82

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The PPP/C government this afternoon confirmed that the two international airports will reopen to commercial flights on October 12th.

Current COVID-19 measures restricting travel will continue until October 12th when new directives are scheduled to be announced as government is currently in discussions with stakeholders to prepare for on-arrival testing for the virus and other measures for a swift reopening to scheduled commercial travel. Minister of Public Works Juan Edghill, who is responsible for the aviation sector, today told Stabroek News.

“We want the airports opened as soon as is practical, ensuring compliance with the international guidelines set out by the Pan American Health Organization, WHO and international guidelines. We will follow all the protocols,”      Continue reading

GUYANA: Around 66% of tourism workers affected by fallout from COVID-19 – President

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President Irfaan Ali today said that around 30% of those employed in the tourism sector have lost their jobs and another 36% had been furloughed or placed on unpaid leave as a result of the fallout from COVID-19.

A statement commemorating World Tourism Day follows:

Statement by President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali  On the Occasion of World Tourism Day 2020 – (September 27, 2020)

Fellow Guyanese, it is with great pleasure that I bring to you greetings in recognition of World Tourism Day 2020, which is being celebrated under the theme “Tourism and Rural Development”.         
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GUYANA: Gov’t says working to reopen international airports to commercial flights

The government today said it is working “aggressively” to commence commercial flight operations at the two international airports in the shortest possible time.

A statement from Minister of Public Works Juan Edghill follows:

Both the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) and Eugene Correia International Airports are open to facilitate repatriation flights, outgoing flights, cargo flights, medical evacuation flights, technical stop for fuel and special authorised flights.  Continue reading

GUYANA: COVID-19 deaths now 64 – 43 deaths since August 2, 2020

Also see: STATISTICS FOR COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD (below)

Guyana: Two more die of COVID-19 – Total now 64

The Ministry of Health (MOH) on September19 said  that as of 17:00hrs, two other persons who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have died. This takes the total number of deaths from the pandemic to 64. It was 21 on September 2, 2020.

The latest fatalities are a 71 -year-old male from Barima /Waini (Region 1) who died while receiving care at our medical facility. The other is a 63-year-old man from Demerara/Mahaica (Region 4). Samples were collected from both at the time of admission and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.

No time for compliance in Guyana (An example)      Continue reading

USA: Travel In The Time Of Coronavirus | The Daily Social Distancing Show – Trevor Noah Video

USA: Travel In The Time Of Coronavirus | The Daily Social Distancing Show – Video

Motels and RVs make a comeback, airline travel turns into a mask brawl, and a US passport is basically worthless. Here’s how travel is looking in the time of coronavirus. #DailyShow #TrevorNoah #Coronavirus