Six months after it launched scheduled flights between Suriname/Guyana and Guyana/Barbados, the Surinamese registered air carrier Fly Allways Monday announced a suspension of its services and a return to chartered flights.
The airline said the move, which goes into effect on January 15, is part of an effort to reorganize its operations and destinations base.
In August last year, the airline introduced its schedule service between Suriname/Guyana and Guyana/Barbados.
However, in a statement Monday, chief executive officer Captain Amichand Jhauw said though the airline has seen significant potential since it began operations in February last year, “like any start-up airline, there becomes a period when management should pause and take a look at the current destinations being served, and its operations base to ensure there was total efficiency including cost reduction in every instance”.
The airline said management was also reviewing the possibility of moving the airline’s major hub from Suriname to Guyana, since it would put the airline in a position to easily operate and be positioned to offer non-scheduled charters and scheduled operations at a lower cost.
The statement said that another factor in the suspension of its scheduled service was the delayed implementation of the Global Booking System, which allows passengers from all over the world to access the airline’s booking system.
Jhauw said the airline would honour all of its current bookings and continue to move passengers to their respective destinations. (CMC)