JetBlue confirms 2020 flights to Guyana
─ direct flights from NY to Guyana to begin April 2, 2020
DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Guyana is on the verge of adding yet another major airline to cement the connection with North America. This comes as JetBlue officially announced the expansion of its non-stop services that will commence April 2, 2020, between Guyana to New York.
|Schedule between New York (JFK) and Georgetown (GEO)|
|JFK – GEO Flight #1965||GEO – JFK Flight #1966|
|11:55 p.m. – 5:58 a.m. (+1)||7:20 a.m. – 1:09 p.m.|
According to JetBlue’s blue media website, Director of Route Planning, Andrea Lusso mentioned, “Guyana service introduces a diverse and underserved destination to the JetBlue route map which will benefit both leisure travellers, as well as those visiting friends and relatives.” To this end, the airline said it will be introducing, “a new, low fare high-quality choice to travellers in Guyana.”
Minister of Public Infrastructure, Hon. David Patterson welcomed JetBlue’s decision to enter the Guyana market. “The introduction of this immensely popular low-cost carrier will see lower ticket prices to Georgetown and provide travellers with an opportunity to fly on an airline of choice to their favourite destination. This agreement with JetBlue is timely and comes on the heels of continued and sustainable growth in several sectors of our economy, including, service, tourism, mining and oil and gas,” Minister Patterson stated.
It was just last month that the Public Infrastructure Minister briefed the Department of Public Information (DPI) on JetBlue’s continued efforts to establish its services in Guyana.
At the time, Minister Patterson noted, “They will be mounting a mission next month… the first or second week of next month. They will start looking at things like facilities, hotels, staffing.”
At the time, the minister explained JetBlue had received the aircraft later than expected. That aircraft (A321neo) has now been sourced and, according to JetBlue, will join its fleet of more than 250 aircraft. It is said to be 20% more fuel-efficient and can support longer-range flights.
“Inside the aircraft, JetBlue’s award-winning comfort and connectivity will be the focus of the onboard customer experience. The A321neo will feature the Collins Meridian seat – which is the widest seat available for the single-aisle Airbus family of aircraft – with enhanced cushion comfort, adjustable headrests, power connections at every seat and the most legroom in coach (b). Inflight entertainment will be powered by Thales AVANT and ViaSat-2 connectivity. With this system – featuring 10.1 inch, 1080P high definition screens, more than 100 channels of live television with DVR-like pause and rewind functionality, picture-in-picture function and more – JetBlue will offer customers expanded entertainment choices in nearly every region the airline flies (c). JetBlue is the only major U.S. airline with seatback entertainment screens at every seat on every aircraft,” JetBlue media continued.
At present, American Airlines, Caribbean Airlines and COPA Airlines operate Guyana-US route.