US Carrier, Jet Blue Airlines will officially make its entry into the Guyana market from this Friday.
The airline will launch its Guyana service 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 on Monday said all systems were in place to welcome the newest entrant into the friendly skies of Guyana.
The airline was scheduled to begin its service between Georgetown and New York earlier this year, but those plans were grounded as the coronavirus pandemic crippled the airline industry.
The flights from New York will leave at 3:40 in the afternoons to arrive in Guyana just after 10pm, while the flights from Guyana will depart at 11:59 in the night to arrive in New York city at 5am.
Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport was closed to regular flights since March because of the COVID pandemic. The airport reopened to regular operations in mid-October.
Several safety measures are in place to safeguard passengers, crew and airport workers.
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’ll be allowed to have a second test taken on arrival in Guyana.