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."