[Guyana] Jags Aviation to expand fleet
...launches Christmas package
December 8, 2014
Directors of Jags Aviation, sisters Briony and Alana Tiwari pose with their mother in front of the Cessna Grand Caravan
The airline’s aim is to create cheaper airfares for persons travelling to interior locations for work or persons going to the Kaieteur or Orindiuk falls as well as the Quari in Bartica.
According to one of the Directors of Jags Aviation, Briony Tiwari, apart from cheap airfares, passengers will also benefit from free meals. She said thus far a number of persons have used the new service and was waiting for the Christmas promotion to be launched to cash in on a once-in-a-lifetime deal.
She disclosed that a number of persons have also booked their flights for the various locations. When asked about the future of the air service, the Director said that for the New Year there will be a number of new aircraft operationalised to expand the fleet.
She said they will also be expanding their service to full time in Mahdia and other interior locations where they did not make frequent flights so that miners will be able to move on a more regular basis. Tiwari also disclosed that they will soon be entering into the tourism market as stated from the beginning to expand Guyana’s economy.
“You will also see substantial investments in the promotion of Guyana as a destination for international and domestic tourism. We want to encourage everyone in the tourism and transportation sectors to work together to quickly bring Guyana’s tourism infrastructure to the place where we are hosting a substantial number of tourists each year,” she stated.
The air service is working hand in hand with Dagron Tours which is responsible for selling individual seats to make sure that all passengers’ needs are met and fares are offered at affordable prices. Jags Aviation was launched in August by the BK International Group of Companies.
The airline will be providing domestic services to interior locations with a brand new aircraft recently added to its fleet. The Cessna Grand Caravan 208B EX, valued some US$3 million, has a seating capacity of 13, excluding the pilot. It is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and is fully air conditioned.
The Director assured that her company will be continuing its efforts to improve the aviation sector by investing in new aircraft and higher standards of operations and customer care. Some of the services offered by the air service include interior charter flights, cargo flights, passenger flights, sightseeing flights, medical evacuation, aerial surveys, shuttles, and overseas charters.
The airline is currently using the Wings Aviation facility at the Ogle International Airport; however, it is currently engaged in negotiations for land to build a new hangar.