Eastern Airlines suspends service to Guyana

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U.S. carrier Eastern Airlines abruptly suspends its service to Guyana.

A press release from the Ministry of Public Works states that it has taken note of a decision by Eastern Airlines and that they have not officially communicated that to the Government of Guyana.

The statement said that the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has held several discussions with the airline within the past few days and during those discussions, there were no mention of the suspension of flights to Georgetown.

Notwithstanding, the Ministry of Public Works, Cheddi Jagan International Airport, and the Guyana Revenue Authority currently have bonds, in place, with Eastern Airlines to help protect passengers and state agencies.

Eastern Airlines’ last flight operations were on Saturday, February 6 and their next scheduled flight was expected on Friday, February 12.

The airlines operated four (4) flights weekly in January 2021 but this was significantly reduced in the last two (2) weeks.

Eastern Airlines was heavily involved in the repatriation of stranded Guyanese during the period when scheduled air services to Guyana were suspended.