Eastern Airlines has officially advised the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority that it is suspending service to Guyana for the next few months due to the ongoing pandemic and new travel restrictions in place in the United States which has resulted in the airline witnessing more cancellations than confirmed bookings.
The airline noted that when the travel restrictions are removed and air travel is able to begin, they will consider restarting their service.
Eastern Airlines, LLC has an active application with the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority for commencement of operations to Toronto, Canada which they are anticipating to start this summer.
The airline is presently in the process of addressing refunds for all impacted passengers.
There is a bond with the Ministry of Public Works for the sum of $250,000USD to take care of passengers’ liabilities should the airline fail in honouring its obligation to passengers.
The GCAA said that it remains committed to working with the airline during this difficult period to ensure that all impacted passengers are refunded and that there is a smooth resumption of service to Guyana in the future.