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Guyana: The diminishing airline service – commentary

The diminishing airline service

MAY 7, 2013 | BY  |  EDITORIAL

Another airline quit operating out of Guyana yesterday and all eyes are now on the possible hike in airfares since there is only one airline left to move Guyanese in and out of the country. That single carrier is Caribbean Airlines. The departing airline is Delta which came into operation not long after North American Airlines quit.

When North American Airlines ceased its operation there were other carriers, many of them charters which offered cheap fares so the absence of that airline was not considered as severe. But one by one these charters collapsed, hurting many travellers in the process. Quite a few were stranded and had to rely on relatives back home to help them secure a return fare.

What is difficult to appreciate are the fluctuations in airfares. Back when Guyana Airways Corporation was in operation, fares plummeted by some forty percent as soon as the airline hit the market. It did not survive but not long after it was replaced by GA2000 and fares remained low. But as soon as one or other of the airlines went out of operation the fares jumped.   Continue reading

Worry for Guyanese as Delta flies out on May 6, 2013

Worry for Guyanese as Delta flies out on May 6, 2013


Almost five years after adding the Guyana/New York route to its flights, US-based Delta Airlines will leave Timehri for the last time tomorrow (May 6, 2013), putting pressure on the administration to now scramble to attract other operators.

With the folding of EZjet and RedJet last year, it will only be the Trinidad-owned Caribbean Airlines left. Suriname Airways has signaled intentions to start flights along that same route in July.


Delta touched down in Guyana for the first time in June 2008, conducting three to four flights weekly between JFK and Timehri. The number of flights during peak periods became daily.      

The New York/Guyana route has been a lucrative one for airlines with thousands of Guyanese living in especially the tri-State area. This was especially so for Caribbean Airlines.
The situation of one airline would worry both the government and the flying public who fear high fares will return again with only one player in the market.    Continue reading

Delta pull out not due to baggage search of former president – Ramotar

Delta blamed for search of former President Jagdeo’s luggage

President denies Delta pull out due to baggage search of former president

Delta pulls out of Guyana

Delta pulls out of Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Monday February 18, 2013 – The Guyana government has dismissed suggestions that the US-based airline, Delta Airlines was forced out of the country because former president Bharrat Jagdeo was subjected to baggage checks by the airline.

President Donald Ramotar said that no time did his administration moved to have Delta out of Guyana, but rather would like the airline to continue operating the Georgetown- New York route.    Continue reading

Passenger from Guyana sues Delta over cocaine in suitcase

Wrongful arrest…Passenger from Guyana sues Delta over cocaine in suitcase

November 18, 2011 –  KNEWS

New York (New York Post) – A former Yankee Stadium security guard lost his job, went through a humiliating full-body strip search and faced the threat of spending the rest of his life in jail — all because someone planted two bricks of cocaine in his luggage.

Roger Levans, 56, of South Ozone Park, Queens, said the cascade of horrors began Dec. 29, 2010, after he got off his Delta Air Lines flight from Guyana, where he’d been visiting family for Christmas — and didn’t end until March, when the US Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn finally dropped its bombshell drug charges.

Levans on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Delta in Queens Superior Court, citing severe emotional distress, financial loss and damage to his reputation — and described to The Post the shock of being charged with a crime he didn’t commit.   Read more

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