GEORGETOWN, Guyana CMC – The Guyana government has welcomed the decision of the privately-owned Dynamic Airways to begin operations here saying that it will help to lower cost of airfares and provide competition within the aviation sector.
“I think this new venture, when it gets on stream, it will make a major contribution, not only to make it easier, but I hope we’ll get the same ease in our people moving to the different destinations that we will go to,” President Donald Ramotar said at the launch here.
“It will increase arrivals and improve tourism, develop agriculture and make a bigger contribution to the development of our society.”
Dynamic Airways is a charter airline founded in 2010. It also operates regular flights on behalf of other operators. The airline offers chartered and scheduled flights across the United States and other international destinations.
Ramotar said that the airline will boost tourism and it is his hope that is so doing, more of the “tourist dollars” would remain in Guyana to further its development unlike other nations where 80 to 90 percent of every dollar spent leaves the country.
Public Works Minister Robeson Benn described the venture as a vote of confidence in Guyana, particularly at this “precarious time of how we see ourselves as Guyanese.
“Perhaps we are in a situation where we think we run the risk of bringing to a halt the development opportunities, the growth that we have in our country that we want to avoid all of this as Guyanese, and we are particularly happy when a foreign operation such as this, a significant one in the air transport sector, would give us this vote of confidence,” he said.
Benn said he is looking forward to the flights, good service, sustainable optimized ticketing and seeing an enduring partnership that would help to further expand the aviation market, while Agriculture Minister, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy said, “it was another good thing for Guyana”.
Ramsammy said the capacity of the airline’s fleet of 767 jets will help to boost the agricultural capacity with their expansive cargo capabilities.
The US-registered airline is gearing to commence New York and Toronto-bound flights from Guyana by month-end.