Dominican Republic Airline SkyCana on exploratory visit to Guyana
Executives of Dominican Republic carrier SkyCana are in talks with aviation and government officials in Guyana as the airline explores the possibility of serving this route.
Should the airline fly to Guyana it will most likely be from Texas and Canada through the Dominican Republic, for refuelling purposes.
Chief Executive Officer of SkyCana Frank Diaz on Monday led a team of officials to Guyana and met with Chief Executive Officer of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Ramesh Ghir, the Minister of Public Works Juan Edghill and Chairman of the CJIA Board Sanjeev Datadin.
“We are here to collaborate with Guyana and bring more operation… We can supply any needs that you have here in the country,” Diaz said.
Guyanese authorities welcomed the interest which will be explored in the weeks and months ahead to determine feasibility.
“We all know that in Guyana at present. We are in need of roots out of Guyana. We are in need of more diverse roots,” Datadin said.
SkyCana is a carrier based at Las Américas International Airport in Santo Domingo (SDQ). It has a fleet of ten aircraft, including two Airbus A330s, three Airbus A321s, four Airbus A320s, and one cargo turboprop. In November, Sky Cana added two Airbus A320-200s to its fleet.
The Dominican carrier operates charter flights.
The airline announced flights to and from New York, Puerto Rico, and Miami last December.
It is wonderful to see so many airlines in Guyana and the options persons will now have as they traverse they world.This is transformational!