The US-based carrier, Jet Blue Airlines will launch its Guyana service on Friday with a non-stop flight from New York using its A321 aircraft. The carrier will initially begin its service to the Guyana market with four flights per week.
Public Works Minister, Juan Edghill, said Guyana was looking forward to welcoming the airline that was originally scheduled to begin its service between Georgetown and New York earlier this year, but had grounded as the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) pandemic crippled the airline industry.
Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport was closed to regular flights since March because of the COVID pandemic. It reopened to regular operations in mid-October and several safety measures have been put in place to safeguard passengers, crew and airport workers.
The authorities here said that incoming passengers are required to have a COVID-19 negative test result that would have been obtained within 72 hours of their flight. There are systems in place at the airport for those passengers whose negative test results were received more than three days prior to their departure. They’ll be allowed to have a second test taken on arrival in Guyana.