JetBlue shifts start of Guyana flights to Spring 2021


The low cost airline JetBlue predicts it may be able to start flying to Guyana from the spring of 2021, Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority Egbert Field said on Thursday.

He was speaking during a virtual conference organized by the Department of Tourism. Mr Field said while many international airlines are looking to restart flights in June, Guyana will wait out the COVID-19 pandemic until opening back its ports to commercial international flights.

JetBlue had planned to start running direct flights from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Guyana on April 2 and was already accepting bookings.

But the government here closed the airports on March 17 as a measure to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

While the ports are closed, the Order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease states that the Government can grant approval for outgoing flights, cargo flights, medical evacuation flights, technical stops for fuel only, and “special authorised flights.”


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