DELTA Airlines is currently conducting daily flights direct from New York to Guyana, to cater for the influx of visitors during the busy August holidays.
Speaking at a press briefing yesterday after meeting with Sales Manger of Delta Airlines in Guyana, Mr. Junior Horatio, at his South Road office, in Georgetown, the minister said he is happy that Delta Airlines has increased their flights to Guyana by providing daily flights direct from New York to …Guyana, which started on June 22, 2011 and will continue until mid-September.
He said that Delta usually brings in their passenger on a 757 aricraft which has a capacity to carry about 190 passengers but in the peak periods, they would be using a bigger aircraft – a 767 with a capacity to accommodate about 240 passengers
Minister Prashad said he is very happy and pleased that Delta which has been providing excellent service to Guyana has increased their flights catering for the influx of visitors that will be arriving during this summer season.
The Minister disclosed that they are exploring a new route from Toronto, Canada to Georgetown with Delta.
He said they are having initial discussions to see if Delta may be interested in this route.
“…but Mr. Horatio cannot confirm anything here now. He will have to speak to the management overseas because the New York/Georgetown route for Delta is very profitable and we feel that a flight from Toronto to Georgetown will also be profitable for Delta, so we are exploring that avenue,” he explained.
Prashad once again dispelled rumours of Delta Airlines pulling out of Guyana, noting that the airline is very pleased with the Georgetown/New York route and they are happy to be of service to Guyana.
He reiterated that he is very happy that Delta is providing that very important link between Guyana and New York and increasing their flights during this busy summer season, and importantly, willing to send in the bigger aircraft as the need arises.
Sales Manager of Delta in Guyana, Mr. Junior Horatio said that since the airline begun operations in Guyana in June 2008, it has provided tremendous service on this route.
“And because of the amount of cities worldwide that Delta flies to, it gives the Guyanese consumers and the travelling public every possibility to go any part of the world that they desire,” he pointed out.
“I think Delta’s impact in the market has been nothing shorter than tremendous,” Horatio insisted.