JetBlue Airlines to launch Guyana service on Friday
Georgetown – The United States-based carrier, JetBlue Airlines will launch its Guyana service on Friday with a non-stop flight from New York using its A321 aircraft. The carrier will initially begin its service to the Guyana market with four flights per week.
Minister of Public Works Juan Edghill, said Guyana was looking forward to welcoming the airline that was originally scheduled to begin its service between Georgetown and New York earlier this year, but was grounded as the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) pandemic crippled the airline industry.
Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport was closed to regular flights since March because of the COVID pandemic. It reopened to regular operations in mid-October and several safety measures have been put in place to safeguard passengers, crew and airport workers.
The authorities here said that incoming passengers are required to have a COVID-19 negative test result that would have been obtained within 72 hours of their flight.
There are systems in place at the airport for those passengers whose negative test results were received more than three days prior to their departure. They would be allowed to have a second test taken on arrival in Guyana.
Meanwhile, the Trinidad-based Caribbean Airlines (CAL) announced on Tuesday that it had partnered with the US-based General Sales and Service Agent (GSSA), Network Cargo Management Corporation to expand its cargo coverage in the United States.
In a statement, the airline said that it recently increased its freighter schedule from six to 12 weekly flights, offering 120 000 pounds of capacity between Miami, and several Caribbean destinations, including Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Jamaica and Barbados. (CMC)