Fledgling Fly Jamaica Airways last week completed a flawless test flight from Kingston, Jamaica to Georgetown, Guyana to fulfill one of the major requirements in earning its local and international civil aviation certification, anticipated to be completed within the month. This achievement is hardly surprising given Chairman Captain Lloyd Tai's extensive background of operational excellence maintained over decades at the helm of Air Jamaica's flight operations, which boasted an impeccable and enviable safety record under his tenure.
Proposed services are initially planned for established gateways Kingston, Toronto and New York, while Georgetown will provide direct access to the rapidly developing and resilient South American market. Operations will commence utilizing Boeing 757 equipment configured to seat 12 first and 186 economy class passengers. The 757 is well known for its voluminous baggage capability, an absolute requirement for, and the lifeblood of, the Caribbean traveling public.