Surinamese-based carrier Fly All Ways has launched its services in Guyana, arriving to the shores of Guyana from Paramaribo, SurinameFly All Ways made its inaugural flight to Guyana on Tuesdayat around 09:50h on Tuesday to favourable weather and a warm welcome. The carrier currently offers three direct flights per week from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport to Suriname and to Barbados, with flights to neighbouring Brazil in the pipeline.Speaking at the welcoming ceremony at CJIA’s VIP lounge, Chief Executive Officer of the airline, Amichand Jauw, said the carrier has an 80-seat passenger capacity and boasted the airline’s safety and comfort. He also pointed out that connectivity across the three Guiana’s will be enhanced.Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA), Indranauth Haralsingh also observed that connectivity will foster development.“This new route will create a wealth of opportunities to increase intra-regional travel, trade and connectivity and further facilitate the development of multi-destination tourism and packages, the new route will also result in time and cost savings, especially with travels waiting for connections,” he noted.Haralsingh further expressed that GTA views the presence of the airline as a boost for the local sector.“The tourism industry is heavily dependent on air transport and airlift and interconnectivity will definitely improve Guyana’s accessibilityOfficials in Barbados welcome the carrier to the shores of Barbadoswhich is critical in boosting arrivals on a sustainable basis,” the GTA Director noted.After landing at Bridgetown following a one hour, 15-minute flight, the airline’s CEO was honoured by Barbados aviation authority in recognition of the airline’s inaugural flight. Parliamentary Secretary of the Barbados Tourism and International Transport Ministry, Irene Garner, welcomed the airline, noting that it is the first regional carrier since Red Jet in 2011.Also speaking at the Barbados leg was Junior Public Infrastructure Minister, Annette Ferguson who encouraged Fly AllWays to bring aPassengers aboard Fly All Ways aircrafthigh standard of service to passengers since other start-up airlines have left what she termed a “bad taste” in the mouths of Guyanese. Ferguson further noted her appreciation for the airline investing in Guyana.“[People] moving from one area to the other depend heavily on air transport [and] I am happy that Mr Jauw and the other directors of Fly AllWays would have seen the need to come and invest in the region,” she observed.The Minister also expressed enthusiasm for the expansion of flights to Brazil.Several Surinamese tourists and officials were passengers on the inaugural flight.