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Universal Guayana Offers Direct FLL-FOR Service  
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34612 posts, RR: 70
Posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2609 times:

Universal Guayana, which started serving Ft. Lauderdale International Airport in mid-June with non-stop service to Georgetown, highly demanded by Miami's large Guayanese community, will finally bring back an important link to Northern Brazil with weekly service between Ft. Lauderdale and Fortazela, Brazil with a stop in Georgetown. Service, now in effect, operates on Tuesdays. A turbulent Brazilian aviation industry, which offered service from Miami to Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Salvador, Fortazela, Belem, and Manaus as little as two years ago, now only connects Miami with Sao Paulo (AA offers Rio de Janeiro and LB offers Manaus), leaving a big gap in the market.

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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6383 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2524 times:

I wonder why AA has never flown from MIA to Goergetown, Guyana (obviously the demand is there)? Wasn't Universal also interested in flying between FLL and St. Kitts ?

Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34612 posts, RR: 70
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2507 times:

American Airlines was going to start MIA-GEO in 1998. I don't exactly recall what happened, but I do not think they got DOT permission.

GEO is a market ripe for American from MIA in the future. Maybe in 2-3 years.

User currently offlineB752fanatic From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 918 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2478 times:

what is thte DOT permission?

"Truth is more of a stranger than fiction." Mark Twain
User currently offlineBGIplanefreak From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2452 times:

Universal also offers flights to GEO from JFK with a stop in POS (Trinidad).

A route that I'm surprised no airline services (at least on a scheduled basis) is YYZ to GEO, considering there is a massive Guyanese population in Scarborough, Ontario. Does anyone know whether in the past this route was ever served by an airline? What about London to GEO in the past?

User currently offlineAirfrancejfk From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2417 times:

Whats even more surprising is that the JFK-GEO route is not served by any major U.S. carriers. New York has one of the largest Guyanese populations outside of Guyana. Currently, BWIA, North American, Universal and Travelspan fly the route. During summer, christmas, and the Guyanese carnival season, these flights are all jam packed. AA was supposed to enter a few years back but nothing ever became of it.

YYZ-GEO used to be served by Guyana Airways which eventually became Guyana Air 2000. After New York, this was their most profitable long haul run. BWIA used to offer a direct service via Port of Spain but that eventually stopped. I believe Air Transat now operates a charter service on the route.

As for GEO-LHR, BWIA offered direct Tri Star service for a short while in only one direction, which was eventually discontinued.

As someone said before, GEO is truly a ripe market waiting to be discovered. Definately glad to see UW taking advantage of the situation.

The St. Kitts service is up and running. I saw one of their JFK-St Kitts-GEO flight leaving about 2 weeks ago from T4.

User currently offlineCaptaink From Grenada, joined May 2001, 5119 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2418 times:

GEO gets a few 737 services to a day, stopping in POS or BGi and continuing to JFK and MIA.


All their other flgihts including a couple DHC8 flights have convenient connections in POS. That is what BWIA is trying to really get working the bub/spoke system.

But as far as GEO is concerned BWIA is a very major carrier.

There is something special about planes....
User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2371 times:


Where is the schedules for their nonstop from FLL-FOR flight? Isn't that was first time ever those new nonstop from FLL? I wondering that mean how is they were doing on these nonstop from Gerogetown to Ft. Lauderdale were doing? When is beginning to Fortazela, Brazil? Well, talk ya later!

Scott W.

User currently offlinePzurita1 From Greenland, joined Sep 2002, 1419 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

What kind of traffic does GEO get? What airlines, what destinations, what a/c, what freq?

Georgetown, Paramaribo and Cayenne are a big gap in my aviation knowledge.


Next flight: IAH-DBX-MRU-ANT
User currently offlineBGIplanefreak From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

BWIA is probably the largest carrier at GEO nowadays, they don't serve GEO nonstop from any of their international destinations, but they have direct service from YYZ, JFK and MIA, all with stops but no change of plane in either Barbados or Trinidad.

LIAT and Caribbean Star also serve GEO from Barbados. ALM (now DCA) used to serve GEO but they pulled out some years ago. I don't know to much about Surinam Airways, but I think they link GEO with Paramaribo and Trinidad.

User currently offlineCapt078 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

what kind of equipment will universal guayana use?

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