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Guyana courts Surinam Airways for GT-NY route

Post  suraj127 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:45 pm

The government of Guyana has begun discussions with Surinam Airways, in an effort to have that airline service the Georgetown-New York route, to fill the void that will be created by the May exit of Delta Airlines from the Guyana market.

The Guyanese delegation, led by President Donald Ramotar, meets with Surinam Airways Vice President Clyde Cairo on the sidelines of the 24th Intersessional Meeting of Caricom Heads in Haiti. Also in photo are Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee and Foreign Affairs Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett.

On Monday, President Donald Ramotar and a delegation, which included Foreign Affairs Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett and Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee met with Surinam Airways Vice President Clyde Cairo on the sidelines of the 24th Inter-Sessional Meeting of Heads of Government of the Caricom, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Minister Rodrigues-Birkett said the two sides will have a follow-up meeting shortly as they continue to explore the possibilities of the airline servicing the route. Cairo said that the meeting with President Ramotar and his delegation was fruitful and he will relay the details to the board of directors of Surinam Airways, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported.
“We have discussed possibilities, yes there are options which we will look into… I need to report to my board first… effective July we can begin servicing this route, either non-stop or via another point,” Cairo said in an invited comment.

Surinam Airways restarted its non-stop service between Georgetown and Miami on April 3, 2012, with flights every Tuesday and Saturday. Last year, an official of the airline had indicated that Surinam Airways was looking to tap into the Georgetown-New York market. The airline offers a non-stop service with direct flights to Miami and excellent connecting flights to other destinations, including Amsterdam, Brazil, the Middle East, and even China. The airline during the 1980s provided flights to New York from Georgetown.


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