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Caribbean Airlines launches new services from Cheddi Jagan Intl Airport

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Regional carrier Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) on Monday, October 19, kick-started its service between the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO) in Guyana and the John F Kennedy (JFK) Airport in New York, USA.

The launch of the new service follows on the Government of Guyana’s reopening of its borders to international travellers.

An overhead view of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Guyana. (File photo)

With the addition of the new route, and given concerns surrounding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, CAL CEO Garvin Medera sought to allay the fears of potential passengers as he thanked the Guyanese people for their commitment to the brand.

“2020 has been an unprecedented year for aviation. Our customers in Guyana and North America can count on Caribbean Airlines to reconnect them with their family and friends. We attach tremendous importance to our valued Guyanese customers and their loyalty to the airline. The full schedule will soon follow,” he said.

Chief Executive Officer of Caribbean Airlines Limited Garvin Medera (File photo)

“We assure you that Caribbean Airlines observes safety protocols which are aligned with the highest international standards for the protection and well-being of our customers and employees,” Medera continued.

In the meantime, the airline is preparing to launch a connected service between Piarco International Airport in Trinidad and JFK, using GEO as the transit point between the two, tomorrow.

An aerial view of John F Kennedy International Airport on November 9, 2010, in the Jamaica neighbourhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The inaugural flight, on BW 526, departs Piarco at 7:20 am for arrival at GEO around 8:30 am. From there the aircraft takes off at 10:00 am for landing at JFK at 4:00 pm.

CAL said it will roll out flight schedules for both services later this week.