– to ply NY, Miami routes
A new air transportation service; Eastern Air Lines, has extended its operations to Guyana with the aim of ameliorating the shortages of flights and is set to commence full service with effect from July 1, 2016.
A few weeks ago, Trans Royale Corp – One Guyana Air Travel, made the announcement of this new venture, which it said will be travelling to Guyana from JFK, New York and Miami, Florida.
The flight operation is a joint venture between Trans Royale Corp — One Guyana Air Travel and Eastern Air Lines Group Inc, a Miami based airline.
According to the air service company, Eastern Air Lines currently flies a fleet of five Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Its latest aircraft delivery was on February 5, 2016.
The airline currently operates chartered services to many US and international cities including Havana, San Jose, Santiago, Nassau, Bridgetown, among many other destinations.
Eastern Air Lines has a long history in airline operations dating back as early as 1930 and was one of the “big 4” carriers in the USA, until the first Gulf War 1991.
The company said it is very aware of the few choices available in air transportation, however it said the provider has entered this market to render some assistance in this regard.
The schedule will be two flights weekly from Miami with two flights weekly from JFK in off peak, and three flights in peak.
According to the company, “It’s a small schedule to supplement the market shortage”.
The company said its ultimate mission is to work towards acquiring the flagship status as Guyana’s national carrier in the near future.
The airline had introduced special flights for Guyana’s recent Jubilee celebrations.