By Kurt Campbell
[www.inewsguyana.com] – United States registered Dynamic Airways officially launched its services in Guyana last evening with approval from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) where it was announced that flights will commence between New York and Guyana at an introductory cost of US$499.
Persons flying from Guyana to JFK on any of the four days (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday) will be required to pay US$575 and will be allowed two pieces of luggage at 55 pounds each and one hand luggage at 25 pounds.
Dynamic Airways has partnered with Guyana’s very own Roraima Airways to bring this service to Guyanese. Speaking at the launch, Chief Executive Officer of Roraima Airways Captain Gerald Gouveia expressed the hope that the airline will be able the fill the void left by the national airline [Guyana Airways] years ago.
He said his company had been looking for a long time for a partner in the US to work with and was happy with it collaborated with Dynamic Airways, even as he announced the other routes the fleet of Boeing 767s will be flying, which includes Barbados, Brazil and Toronto twice weekly.
He recognized that this would not have been possible without the support of the Guyana government; adding that the new carrier is expected to promote Guyanese culture in a significant way and will employ considerable numbers of Guyanese.
Meanwhile, Senior Vice President, Business Development of Dynamic Airways Tom Johnson registered his joy to launch the service. “I am very excited about partnering with Roraima and Guyana… We are here for the long haul and we see a future in Guyana that we want to be a part of and help it grow,” he said.
Johnson reiterated that the company will be looking to have as many Guyanese on board as possible and noted his commitment to ensuring the sustainability of the airline on the local market.
It was observed too the positive impact the entry of the airline will have on the local agricultural sector, with its capacity to fetch large amounts of cargo.
Also speaking at the event was President Donald Ramotar, but preceding him was Tourism Minister Irfaan Ali, Transport Minister Robeson Benn and Agricultural Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, who all welcomed the development.
Benn recognized the need for the airport expansion project to get on the way even as Ali called for renewed nationalism and patriotism.
The Head of State welcomed the very important development, as he called it and called for all to get on stream in realizing the major contribution it will make to the Guyanese economy.