ATLANTA – Surinam Airways has expressed its ongoing commitment to providing top quality, affordable and reliable air transport service between Guyana and the United States.
This commitment was restated Thursday by Mr. Henk Fitz-Jim, the airline’s North America general manager who announced that the airline will this Saturday (August 27) host an outreach reception for the Guyanese American community in Georgia.
The outreach reception, to be held at the Holy Cross Episcopal Royall Hall in Decatur (2005 S Columbia Pl), is intended to hear from the Guyanese community its interest in having the airline serve that market directly from Guyana in the future.
This, he said, is in response to the desire expressed by some Guyanese in Georgia as well as Guyanese organizations including the Guyanese American Chamber of Commerce (GACC). He said that during Guyana’s Golden Jubilee celebrations last May many passengers from Georgia expressed the hope that Surinam Airways would fly to Atlanta directly from Guyana.
“We are reaching out to the Guyanese community there to assess its real level of interest and to look at that market, study it some more with a view to determining the needs and the feasibility of meeting those needs” Fitz-Jim said.
The airline last month re-introduced its seasonal weekly nonstop flight to Orlando, Florida, last May introduced a third weekly non-stop flight to Miami and is currently looking at the feasibility of a fourth weekly flight.
The general manager said the airline has also approached the Government of Guyana to have some of its flights originate in Guyana thus making more seats available for Guyanese passengers.
Next week (August 29) the airline will begin a non-stop flight from Suriname to Miami thus immediately “freeing up” more seats to Guyanese passengers on its service to Miami and Orlando out of Guyana. He indicated that should the airline be granted permission to have flights originate in Guyana, more jobs will be created for Guyanese crew and support staff.