Guyana says no to flag carrier status to CAL

The Guyanese government yesterday said it is not contemplating granting flag carrier status to Caribbean Airlines even though the entity has been servicing the route for several years.
Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson told a news conference that the issue is a complicated matter for Guyana.
Under the previous government, Caribbean Airlines was granted flag carrier status on the Georgetown-Toronto route and while direct flights were offered initially, those were eventually replaced by flights that made a stopover in Trinidad.
Mr. Patterson told reporters that on the issue of  Guyana owning its own national airline again, the possibility exists.
However, he says there will be the need for that to be done in conjunction with the private sector.

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