Fly Jamaica (Kingston) ferried this Boeing 757-200 to Jamaica on March 17 from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood according to this report by The Gleaner. The new carrier is now undergoing the document and demonstration evaluation phase with the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) prior to receiving its Air Operators Certificate (AOC). The new airline has proved it is majority owned by Jamaicans. The upstart plans to fly to Georgetown, Guyana, New York (JFK) and Toronto (Pearson).
The company will also need FAA approvals.
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Fly Jamaica (Kingston) is still waiting for authority to operate this Boeing 757 by the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA). The new airline was expected to commence operations on December 1, 2011 but this remains in limbo as the government considers its application according to this article by The Gleamer.
The paper airline is proposing to fly (operated by Air Guyana) this Boeing 757-200 on a Georgetown (Guyana)-Kingston (Jamaica)-New York route and also from Kingston to Toronto (Pearson).
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Air Guyana (Georgetown) is planning to operate this former ATA Airlines Boeing 757-23N N524AT (msn 30233) for newcomer Fly Jamaica (Kingston). Fly Jamaica is planning to offer flights to New York and Toronto as well as connect back to Georgetown, Guyana.
Wings Aviation Limited (Georgetown) is the parent company of Air Guyana Inc. Wings Aviation was established on February 1, 1984 as a result of the demand by the local mining sector for reliable and economical air transport service to the Interior of Guyana.
Initially, Wings Aviation Ltd. provided charter services to the mining and indigenous communities in various interior locations utilizing, in the initial stages, a Cessna 185F, a Cessna 182, a Cessna 402B, and a Cessna TU206G.
In November 1985, the company acquired a Mitsubishi MU-2 turbo-prop, which complemented its Cessna 402B charter service to the Caribbean and South America, and extended the Caribbean charter service to the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Bahamas and North America. In November 1993, Wings Aviation Ltd. became an ICAO approved aircraft-operating agency in the State of Guyana. On January 20, 1999, Wings Aviation Ltd. registered the trade name “Air Guyana”. On November 21, 2003 Air Guyana received its new AOC (Air Operator Certificate) from the Guyana Government.
Air Guyana was incorporated on September 1, 2009, and has since been operating a Cessna 206G and a Cessna 208 B to the interior of Guyana and adjacent countries.
This Boeing 757 is the first jet aircraft for the company.
Copyright Photo: Mark Lawrence/Amateur Aviation Photography. N524AT is pictured on the ramp at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. Please click on the photo for additional information.