Fly Allways officially launches direct flights from Guyana to Canada

Govt Ministers and Fly Allways team

Canada Jetlines Operations Ltd in collaboration with Fly Allways made its augural flight on Tuesday, now diversifying flight options for persons seeking to travel between Canada and Guyana.
The flight from Toronto, Canada, arrived at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri, at about 16:00h.
Moving forward, Fly Allways will offer weekly flight services from Toronto to Georgetown on Sunday and Tuesday and from Georgetown to Toronto on Monday and Wednesday, with a short fuel stop in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Public Works Minister Juan Edghill

“We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Fly Allways, introducing flights from Toronto to Georgetown on our beautiful state-of-the-art Airbus A320 aircraft,” Director of Customer Experience and In-Flight Services of Canada Jetlines, Anup Anand stated.
“Guyana and Canada enjoy a close relationship with over 100,000 Canadian-Guyanese citizens who call Canada home. And we are very happy partnering with Fly Allways to be able to offer greater choice for our customers travelling between Canada and Guyana,” he added.
This expanded flight service, he remarked, is a testimony to the companies’ commitment to fostering global connections and bringing the world closer together.

Passengers arriving on the inaugural flight on Tuesday

Minister within the Public Works Ministry, Deodat Indar noted that finding affordable flights between the two countries had earlier been a challenging task for travellers.
“Families in Guyana who expect their loved ones from Canada to come here and spend time with them, sometimes that didn’t happen because the availability of flights was an issue and then when they did find a flight, the price was a detriment to travel,” Indar said.
Now, the 174-seat aircraft offers greater choice and ease of travelling to Guyanese and Canadian customers.
“This will translate to 696 seats per week or 36,192 seats per year. This will give the market more options and ensures competitiveness in terms of airfare,” Public Works Minister Juan Edghill related.
“Your Government, being led by President Dr Irfaan Ali, has been working every day to ensure that Guyanese who want to come home for fun, for family engagements, for business, as well as Canadians who want to come to Guyana to experience our tourism package – that they must be able to get here with ease and comfort,” Edghill highlighted.
Meanwhile, as rapid development persists in Guyana in the form of new roadways, hotels and tourism ventures, the country is already seeing an increase in external interest and international visitors.
“For August 2023, we would have already processed, through the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, 480,384 passengers as compared to 421,484 last year – an increase of 14 per cent,” Edghill posited.
He added that last September, there was a record-breaking 30,000-plus arrivals in Guyana, largely attributed to the Cricket Carnival celebrations.  For the first 10 days of this September, Edghill disclosed that this number has already been exceeded by 6 per cent.
As the country works to move toward its goal of 1 million yearly arrivals by 2025, Minister Edghill noted that a new carrier is expected to enter Guyana’s airline offerings in the coming months, though he did not specify which. (Pooja Rambaran)