Fly Allways begins Guyana/Canada flights
Previously restricted by limited flights offered at pricey costs, passengers flying between Canada and Guyana now have an additional option with Fly Allways now operating the route.
The inaugural flight AU8600 landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri just after 16:00 hrs Tuesday.
This was made possible through a charter agreement Canada Jetlines has entered with Fly Allways Airlines.
While Fly Allways has been offering flights in Guyana before now, it was engaged in talks with the authorities for several months before approval was granted for the Canada/Guyana route.
They will be offering two flights every week.
Flights will be direct with a fuel stop in Dominican Republic, when necessary, using an Airbus A320 aircraft that has a seating capacity of 174.
Delivering remarks at a welcoming ceremony, Minister of Public Works, Juan Edghill said the new addition to the travel industry here is just one of the many interventions being made by the Government to ensure that Guyanese are able to travel with ease and in comfort.
“This operation will give the market more options and will ensure competitiveness in terms of airfare…Already we have seen another airline dropping their prices,” he said.
He added, “…we have been investing in ensuring that we go to all of the available opportunities that exist…to attract and engage new airlines in Guyana”.
Similar sentiments were expressed by Minister within the Ministry of Public Works, Deodat Indar, who said to make travel “smooth and easy”, the Government is in “advanced” discussions as it look to implement e-gates and a border control system at the airports.
“…Canadians found it difficult, one to get a flight and whenever they got one it was one that was expensive…I am proud today to say…today we have a reality with an inaugural flight that added another airline to the route from Canada to Guyana,” he said.
Meanwhile, in brief remarks Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Fly Allways, Amichand Jhauw said the desire is to see the cooperation flourish into a partnership to benefit all.
“Fly All Ways have offered flights to and from Guyana for a while now and we would like to see that this cooperation proven to be one of friendship kindness and a full opportunity for all parties involved,” he said.