A five-hour flight aboard a JetBlue aircraft from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York to Piarco Airport in Trinidad on a one-way ticket, including baggage fees and taxes cost US$214.70. A fifty-five minute flight on a one-way ticket, travelling from Piarco in Trinidad to Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Guyana aboard Caribbean Airlines, cost US $171.93. Go figure.
Back in 2001, some intelligent people who were stewards of this country disbanded our national airline, leaving us the travelling public to the whims and fancies of others; read that as “exploitation” by which ever name is written on the aircraft doing business in Guyana.
Isn’t it about time that we have our own airline?
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