February 6, 2020 10:56 am
Written by Civil Aviation
Eastern Airlines LLC is finalizing arrangements with Government to commence non-stop flights on March 5, 2020
A team from Eastern Airlines LLC met with the Director General, Lt. Col. (Ret’d) Egbert Field, A.A at the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority on Monday February 3, 2020 to discuss final regulatory requirements, as the airline prepares to launch its non-stop scheduled air services on the JFK-GEO-JFK route from March 5, 2020.
Eastern proposed initially to operate two weekly flights on Thursdays and Sundays using Boeing B767-200 and Boeing 767-300 aircraft with seating capacity of 236 and 280 passengers respectively.
The scope of Eastern Airlines application is covered under Article 3 – Authorization of the ‘open-skies’ Air Transport Agreement between the Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and the Government of the United States of America.
Eastern Airlines has concluded its Security and Economic fitness assessment and is in the final stages of its Safety assessment with the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority.
Eastern Airlines is finalizing arrangements with a commercial bank in Guyana to lodge the required bonds with the Guyana Revenue Authority and the Ministry of Public Infrastructure before commencing operations.
The travelling public can expect greater travel options in terms of days, airfares and time with the introduction of Eastern Airlines into the Guyana market.