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This is the fourth in a series of articles on my trips to Guyana, since I have been returning annually for the past 14 years. Due to political challenges and other factors, some expatriates avoid returning to Guyana and miss out on the beautiful echo tourism locations and resorts through trips to the interior and savannah grasslands.
The US DOT has granted approval for Dynamic Airways LLC, a US airline based in Greensboro, NC, to operate to a variety of destinations in South America.
Dynamic Airways has temporarily suspended JFK-GEO service until August 8, 2014, according to Captain Gerry Gouveia, Managing Director of Roraima Airways, the local partner of Dynamic Airways.
Dynamic Airways inaugural flight DYA499 scheduled for a today 9:00 am departure out of New York, JFK to Georgetown, Guyana was still on the ground as of 11:21 am when they contacted Ground Control to ask if their flight plan was in jeopardy of expiring.
Dynamic Airways is the latest airline in a long list who have attempted to play a role in transporting aviation traffic between Guyana and the North America. Dynamic Airways based in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, has teamed up with Roraima Airways and plans to begin service between Guyana and New York on June 26, 2014.
Excellent international connections to Amsterdam, New York and Toronto
Oranjestad, Aruba - Earlier this month InselAir announced that it will start operating 2 flights per week from Georgetown to Aruba. Via the Aruba hub, passengers will have easy access to Curacao from which many other InselAir destinations are available.
Government of Canada February 10, 2014 08:31 ET
Guyana - Exercise a high degree of caution
There is no nationwide advisory in effect for Guyana. However, you should exercise a high degree of caution due to high crime rates.
Government of the United Kingdom, February 10, 2014 - Latest update: Summary - reports of threats relating to Caribbean Airlines flights
At least two flights scheduled to arrive in Guyana on Thursday night had trouble arriving because of bad weather
Fly Jamaica FJM 151 from Norman Manley Airport, Jamaica to Cheddie Jagan International Airport (CJIA) was diverted to Trinidad, and Caribbean Airways BW 483 from Port of Spain, Trinidad, after two attempts to land at CJIA returned to Trinidad.
Although I'm not Catholic, I am very pleased to hear that the Vatican has elected a pope from South America. It's long overdue. The continent provides 40% of the world's Catholics, and no one institution has had such an influence over this continent. At one stage (1609-1768), it even presided over a utopian state, here in Paraguay (pictured) managed by the Jesuits.