Suriname headquartered airline, Fly Allways, plans to add Saint Lucia to the list of Caribbean destinations with large populations of Guyanese residents that it will serve, Demerara Waves Online News has reported.
According to the online publication, Fly Allways is slated to begin scheduled flights on August 9.
It will fly the Suriname-Guyana-Barbados route.
Demerara Waves quotes a spokesman for the Suriname-headquarted airline as saying that fares are not expected to be much higher or lower than those being offered by LIAT.
Fly Allways will be using two Fokker 80-seat jets, at least initially.
Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has in the past made no secret of his displeasure with LIAT’s operations, asserting recently that not a dollar from this country will go into the cash-strapped airline.
This despite calls by major shareholder governments of LIAT for investment in the carrier.
The major shareholders of LIAT are the governments of Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.