LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26147 posts, RR: 50 Posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4369 times:
Upstart EZJet GT Inc of Guyana has applied with the DOT for a foreign air carrier permit and route authorization to commence US services.
EZJet which was formed in 2011 proposes to launch service between Georgetown Guyana and New York JFK utilizing 218-seat Boeing 767-200 equipment 6x weekly.
Subsquently EZJet intends to add scheduled service to either Miami or Orlando Florida.
Currently only scheduled nonstop service between Guyana and the US is offered by Delta, and intermittently by Carribean Airlines.
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
airfrancejfk From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 480 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4126 times:
They've been operating with a leased 767-200 from JFK to Guyana since December 2011. Services to Toronto started a few months ago as well. I believe they changed lease from Dynamic Airways to Swift Air earlier this year as well.
aviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1360 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3746 times:
EZ has been operating GEO-JFK for a while now, using leased, US-registered 767s. Vision Airlines was among those providing the aircraft.
The last one I saw at GEO was a Swift Air plane in EZ-Jet colors: a mostly boring palette of white, yellow, and green. The tail logo features a parrot (or macaw) with the "Golden Arrow" of the Guyanese flag.
I've heard different, and occasionally scandalous accounts of how and why this airline is flying, but that's just hearsay.
As others have noted, they've been serving Toronto as well. NYC and Toronto have large ex-pat Guyanese populations.
I've been told that the largest Guyanese population outside of Guyana lives within a five-mile radius of JFK airport. Apparently one part of the Richmond Hill neighborhood, in Queens, is known as "Little Guyana."
A lot of the "Indian" people you see working in and around JFK are actually from Guyana. (Or Trinidad, where a similar fraction of the population traces its ancestry to India.)
Here's a photo I took earlier this summer of Vision Airlines' (what a terrible name) 767-200 at GEO ...
Vision Airlines 767 at Timehri Airport (Cheddi Jagan International), Guyana.
[Edited 2012-09-07 18:12:34]
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Definitely enough traffic for a daily 762...and you could generally fill another daily to YYZ. Biggest challenges for airlines on these routes seems to be reliability from what I can tell...with a fleet of 1 or 2 planes, as soon as one goes tech, the schedule falls apart, people get annoyed, and everything turns turtle...have it happen two or three times, and it's over.
As much as BW annoys people (like me earilier this week), with their fleet they can usually recover operations in a half day to a day, so I got where I was going this week late, but only by about 4 hours (which is pretty much as good as it gets with any ops upset...I just wish they wouldn't do it to me so frequently...5 times so far in 2012 with delays of 4 to 24 hours, and counting. I also wish some BW baggage rat didn't rip off my ipad charger in BGI or POS this week too....