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Guyana: Competitions commission proposes state airline to increase competition

— Study recommends state-sponsored airline to reduce fares

A study has called on Government to consider sponsoring its own airline to protect travellers from high prices. The CCAC disclosed that the study was designed to gain insight into the operations of the Georgetown/North America route.

The Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC) conducted a recent study on the airline industry and it has recommended Guyana has its own state-sponsored airline.

Ticket prices for economy have touched almost US$1,700 in the past, with travellers calling for other carriers. Flights, especially those to New York and Toronto, have been in high demand, with thousands of Guyanese living there.

In recent months, American Airlines started competing against Trinidad-controlled Caribbean Airlines on the New York route.      Continue reading