North Carolina based Dynamic Airways, a charter service that will be managed by Roraima Airways Guyana, lifted off from John F. Kennedy International Airport for Cheddi Jagan International Airport on June 26 to begin its four-day per week service to the Republic.
The carrier is expected to provide much needed competition in the travel market that has been plagued by high fares and passenger dissatisfaction. The Guyana government gave the green light to Dynamic Airways to operate its budget carrier with fares starting at $499.00 round-trip.
During the airline’s launch at the JFK Sheraton Hotel recently, Tom Johnson, VP of business development assured the gathering that Dynamic Airways is committed to providing excellent service and reiterated that his promise to Donald Ramotar president of Guyana, will be kept.
He thanked the government of Guyana for giving the UK-based group ASM the opportunity to connect Dynamic Airways with Guyana as part of its services that merge airlines with destination airports and routes.
The wide cross-section of nationals, travel agents, and the media, asked many questions of the executive, who ultimately satisfied the customers and assured them that one aircraft from several of its fleet will have a permanent home at Cheddi Jagan Airport for uninterrupted service and minimal delays.
“Guyana is on the threshold of becoming a strong tourism market and as such, any additional lift for passengers and tourists would be a welcome opportunity,” said Chief Executive Officer of Roraima Airways, Captain Gerry Gouveia, who praised Dynamic Airways for flying the route at a time when every possible addition to other airlines now serving to Guyana, would be an asset.
Gouveia added that the carrier creates room for advanced and higher service standards, as well as reasonable fares offered to the Guyanese travelling public.
“The company is not aiming to create any shift or disruption in the industry. We are merely coming in at a time when Guyana do need additional airlift, and the ability of passengers to have more flexibility when it comes to making plans for their travel.”
The airline, which will depart JFK at 12:30 a.m. and leave GEO at 9:00 a.m. was praised by Consul General of New York, Brentnold Evans who said, “with the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and the runway expansion on stream, the government is prepared to welcome any investor whose interest would add to the development of the aviation sector in general, as well as the opportunity to provide increased uplift of product destined for international markets.”