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EZJet Airways (Guyana) Seeks US Service  
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25045 posts, RR: 46
Posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4159 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.


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User currently offlineSkyeurope From Germany, joined May 2006, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4112 times:

Really? I thought they were already flying to JFK for a year now, using a B767-200.

User currently offlinedavid21487 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4050 times:

Quoting Skyeurope (Reply 1):
Really? I thought they were already flying to JFK...

I thought that, too.



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User currently offlinecargolex From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1262 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3987 times:

Quoting Skyeurope (Reply 1):
Really? I thought they were already flying to JFK for a year now, using a B767-200.

That was operated by a charter carrier (Dynamic Aviation) for them, using a 762. It's possible they are now seeking to operate the flight themselves.


User currently offlineairfrancejfk From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 480 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3916 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.

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25045 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3796 times:

EZJet is seeking its own scheduled authority.


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25045 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3706 times:

The current service on Swift is considered a public charter --- and requires things like individual customers to sign a participant contract.

Not sure what 767 they plan to come up with, but the Guyana government has authorized them to turn into a schedule real airline instead of a charter travel agency.



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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7140 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3635 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
Currently only scheduled nonstop service between Guyana and the US is offered by Delta, and intermittently by Carribean Airlines.

Surinam Airways goes to MIA with either a stop in Georgetown or Aruba, same plane service though.

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
Boeing 767-200

Is there really enough demand to use a 762 on the route?



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User currently offlinemetjetCEO From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 412 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3594 times:

Quoting flymia (Reply 7):

From what I hear the planes are full.


User currently offlineaviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1352 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3536 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 ...


PS

Vision Airlines 767 at Timehri Airport (Cheddi Jagan International), Guyana.






[Edited 2012-09-07 18:12:34]


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User currently offlineBE77 From Canada, joined Nov 2007, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3412 times:

Quoting flymia (Reply 7):
Is there really enough demand to use a 762 on the route?
Quoting metjetCEO (Reply 8):
From what I hear the planes are full

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....



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