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Guyana: Canada’s WestJet eyes Guyana market

AS the country’s air transport sector develops, Canadian carrier, WestJet, is eyeing the Guyana market.

WestJet, Canada’s second largest air carrier after Air Canada, operates daily flights across North America, Europe, Central America and to the Caribbean.

On Friday, Wesley Kirton performing public relations duties at the Caribbean Aviation Handlers Association (CAHA)’s annual general meeting at the Duke Lodge in Kingston, told the gathering that the company’s representatives are expected to travel to Guyana shortly to meet with the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and possibly officials of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure.
Reports are that the airline plans to operate flights between the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and Canada. Kirton said the company was expected to participate in the CAHA meeting, but its delegation was unable to make it, due to unforeseen circumstances.

WestJet operates over 100 aircraft, exclusively Boeing models, out of Canada. The airline currently operates the Boeing 737 and Boeing 767 aircraft, and according to recent records, it has ordered 10 Boeing 787 aircraft to boost its fleet.

In a statement issued in December 2016, the airline said that it is seeking larger aircraft with the intention of adding new destinations.

In recent years, a number of airlines from across the region and further afield have expressed an interest in the Guyana travel market.

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