By Kurt Campbell
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Aviation Professional Captain Gerald ‘Gerry’ Gouveia has said that Dynamic Airways is now awaiting approval from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in order to recommence flights between Guyana and North America following its June false start.
Gouveia told reporters this morning that all approvals necessary to recommence services were granted by the international Aviation Authorities and the last of those documents were handed over to the local authorities yesterday, Monday, November 03.
He said while no startup date has been decided on, the airline is optimistic of recommencing service to the Guyanese population by the last week in November.
“Dynamic has regrouped, they have an entire new management team and myself and wife has been inserted into the planning and management system… as we await approval from the aviation authority we are ramping up for a start in the last week on November,” Gouveia said.
He said the idea is to have one of the Airline’s 767 based in Guyana to fly between here and New York and Toronto; adding that a major aspect of those flights will be the transportation of fresh fruits and vegetables.
He clarified that Dynamic Airways is not doing any marketing of tickets sales and have advised agents doing so to cease until approval is granted by the GCAA.
“The Aviation Authority wrote Dynamic on this issue, cautioning them to stop until approval is given…they were very stern,” Gouviea added.
Gouveia’s company – Roraima Airways – provides GSA services to Dynamic Airways and several other airlines operating in Guyana.
He explained that it is a provider/client relation where Travelspan sells tickets on Dynamic. “The relation is a good one and I am very pleased to be associated.”
He said Dynamic has already interviewed 50 Guyanese to become Flight Attendants of which 25 have already been trained and are currently working with the airline.
He has given his commitment to ensuring that all services will be of a high level of professionalism this time around.
Dynamic Airways had failed to honour its August 8 target to return direct flights between CJIA and JFK.
The airline had suspended all flights on July 8, approximately two weeks after it commenced operations; explaining that the suspension was due to operational difficulties the airline encountered while trying to secure time slots at the JFK airport for the month of July.
When the cancellation was announced, Dynamic had indicated that it will allow the airline to secure time slots at JFK airport, organize better ground handling and check in process as well as secure schedule integrity which Dynamic Airways is well known for.
Dynamic Airways hit its first snag during its inaugural flight to New York on June 27, which led the airline to fire its ground handler, causing hours of delay and missed connecting flights for its passengers.