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GY | Oct 17, 2020

Caribbean Airlines to resume commercial flights between New York and Guyana

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A week after Guyana reopened its borders to international traffic, regional carrier Caribbean Airlines is signalling the resumption of flights from its flagship New York destination come Monday, October 19.

In a statement on Saturday (October 17), the Trinidad-based company indicated that one flight is scheduled to depart the Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Georgetown, Guyana destined for New York City.

Another flight will leave the bustling John F Kennedy International Airport in New York, arriving in Georgetown late Monday evening.

What’s more, Caribbean Airlines said it will detail its entire flight itinerary for the South American country in the coming days.

For his part, Caribbean Airlines CEO Garvin Medera argued that while 2020 remains an “unprecedented year for aviation” the company remains committed to keeping its customers from both countries connected amid the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

“Our customers in Guyana and North America can count on Caribbean Airlines to reconnect them with family and friends. We attach tremendous importance to our valued Guyanese customers and their loyalty to the airline,” he said.

CEO of Caribbean Airlines, Garvin Medera. (Photo: Facebook @OPMTT)

“We assure you, that Caribbean Airlines observes safety protocols which are aligned with the highest international standards for the protection and well-being of our customers and employees,” Medera added.

While tickets for Monday’s non-stop service from Georgetown to New York have already gone on sale, customers are being reminded to first check entry requirements into Guyana and the US state.

Guyana reopened its international borders on Monday, October 12 after the CARICOM republic declared her two major airports closed in mid-March amid a rise in confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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