Guyanese residents in New York, Florida and throughout the USA now have an additional option for air travel to Guyana, both for the Golden Jubilee Independence celebrations in May 2016, and also with a full schedule starting in July for the summer holidays.
One Guyana Air Travel in collaboration with Eastern Air Lines and Travelspan Inc. will offer non-stop flights from Miami (MIA) and New York’s (JFK) and other international airports to Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) in Guyana on May 20 & 21. These flights will be bringing to Guyana quite a number of visitors and returning Guyanese from the diaspora to celebrate the nation’s 50th Independence anniversary. These flight services will continue with five weekly flights from July 1 through to Sept. 11, 2016.
One Guyana created this partnership with Eastern and TravelSpan mainly because of the overwhelming demand for reliable and affordable air transport to Guyana, combined with a strong commitment to serve the travelling public from the continental United States, Canadian and European cities. The flights are timed to provide excellent connecting opportunities at both JFK and Miami from cities throughout the U.S, Canada and Europe.
The United States Department of Transportation (US DoT) granted Eastern Air Lines approval to provide these new charter services on Feb. 10, 2016, followed by approvals from the government of Guyana on May 12, 2016.
Catherine Hughes, minister of Public Telecommunications / Tourism was extremely pleased about this very timely and much needed collaboration among seasoned air carriers. “There is no better time for this to come to pass. With the large amount of people booked to visit Guyana over this period, we welcome all carriers that could provide safe transportation for our residents and visitors before and after the Jubilee celebrations,” the minister said.
Eastern Air Lines operates the state of the art 737-800 ‘next generation’ aircraft, and will provide convenient schedules with comfortable Business and Economy seating, new onboard ambience lighting particularly to enhance sleep inflight. The modern conveniences will certain enhance the overall experience that passengers will have.
President and CEO of Eastern Airlines, Ed Wegel said, “We are extremely pleased to be working with Travelspan and One Guyana which have over 21 years of experience in this market … and we are excited to be part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations with the Guyanese Community. We hope and expect to be serving this market for many years.” With the experience and expertise of Travelspan, One Guyana Air and Eastern Airlines our customers will experience a superior quality of service, ensuring the comfort, safety and hassle free travel of all our passengers.