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Zoom will give Gatwick maiden Guyana route

Budget carrier Zoom Airlines is to provide the first direct service between London and Guyana for three decades.

Budget carrier Zoom Airlines is to provide the first direct service between London and Guyana for three decades.

Planning to commence flights in November 2008, the airline will link London Gatwick with Guyana’s capital Georgetown and will be providing a weekly service that prevents travellers needing to change in the USA or Barbados in order to access the country.

Providing direct air links to South America’s only English-speaking country, news of Zoom’s Gatwick route comes at a time of new travel possibilities in and out of Georgetown.

It was recently announced that Canadian carrier Skyservice Airlines would also be entering the Guyanese market through a Toronto direct flight, while American carrier Delta is also due to launch its first Georgetown route.

Guyana minister of tourism, industry and commerce, Manniram Prashad, said: "…it is the first time in Guyana that you will have a direct flight from Gatwick, London to Cheddi Jagan International Airport." Commenting on rival services, he added: "We are happy that Delta has confirmed that they are starting on June 1st. They originally had a date set for May, however, but they have confirmed that they will definitely start June 1st."

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