During his address to the Organisation of American States (OAS) Ministerial Tourism Conference’, which opened in Georgetown on Wednesday, Copa Airlines vice president of marketing, Christophe Didier, said that the airline plans to increase its frequency from its Panama hub to Georgetown, Guyana, to daily service flights.
The airline, which entered the Guyana market in 2014, commenced with a bi-weekly service on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Then in late 2015, it increased to four weekly flights and now, according to Didier, the airline will increase frequency to six weekly or even to a daily service. The passenger load factor is over 75%.
All airlines that made presentations on Wednesday said that the Guyana aviation market is expanding and there is a growing need for more airlift into the country.
Copa is in the best position to take advantage of the growing demand for better first class service to Guyana. The airline has a good product that the Guyana market will demand. More and more people are flying to Guyana for business and the demand for first class cabin is growing. Copa is the only company operating in Guyana that offers a ‘real first class’.