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Airfares to Guyana at an all time high again – By Ray Chickrie

Airfares to Guyana at an all time high again
September 4, 2015 – By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now contributor
Caribbean_Airlines_logo-600x270NEW YORK, USA — Airfares to Guyana are again at an all-time high, despite promises by Caribbean Airlines (CAL), which controls over 75 percent of the Guyana market. For at least a year, advance booking summer and Christmas season airfares from New York to Guyana have remained above US$900, notwithstanding promises from CAL that it wouldn’t exploit the monopoly it holds over the Guyana skies.

CAL is the only scheduled airline operating from New York to Georgetown, Guyana. After Trinidad and Tobago, Georgetown is CAL’s second busiest route.   Continue reading

JetBlue eyes future Guyana market

JetBlueJetBlue eyes future Guyana market

By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now contributor – August 26, 2015

NEW YORK, USA — The Guyanese public has been using Facebook and other social media outlets to lobby JetBlue to enter the Guyana market especially, since JetBlue commenced services to Trinidad, airfares from New York and Florida to that Caribbean island are as low as US$300 round trip from New York City.

A very large Guyanese community exists in the East Coast of the United States, who have faced “fly-by- night” airlines and exorbitant airfares to their native country for the past three decades. However, if JetBlue adds Guyana to its extensive Caribbean network, it could be a game changer. Continue reading