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EasySky exploring providing daily flights out of AIA

EasySky exploring providing daily flights out of AIA

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EasySky, a Honduras based airline, is currently exploring the possibility of providing daily flights out of the Argyle International Airport (AIA).

EasySky has its head office in San Pedro Sula, Cortes , and its primary operational base is at Goloson International Airport in La Ceiba, Atlantida. The company has appointed local Colin Ash as their Caribbean region representative.

Speaking to SEARCHLIGHT last week Ash said that EasySky operates two Bae Jetstream 3100 and one Boeing 737-200 and last month, operating on a month long air certificate, managed to move 240 persons between SVG, Cuba and Guyana.

He said that the four flights in February were extremely promising and they are now awaiting the go-ahead to operate on a regular basis, hopefully by the end of this month (March).

“We are waiting on the air certificate renewal. What was great is that when we did the assessment, the visitors from Cuba came to shop and took back a lot of goods, while some of the Guyanese travellers spent up to US$5,000 and that is great,” revealed Ash, who noted that he was amazed to see travellers taking back numerous goods from SVG, including flat screen televisions.

“We helped them a lot and I saw at least four different persons with televisions and this would help SVG if it is done regularly,” said Ash, who added that they will continue to provide very competitive prices if given the opportunity to continue their operations here.

“We are looking at being very easy on the pocket and slashing rates in the market,” stressed Ash, adding that they do charters, but want to operate regular flights from SVG to places like Panama, Honduras, Cuba, Guyana and hopefully the Dominican Republic and Miami.

Persons can check the local travel agents for EasySky bookings.

According to Ash, EasySky has already held discussions with AIA management about building a hangar at AIA, where they can employ and train persons to deal with jet engines, among other things.

Ash has a marketing degree from the United States of America and in 2000 helped US Airways gain entry into the Barbados market. He has also worked in the shipping industry.

When contacted, an AIA official said that EasySky will be given certification for regular scheduling once they pass operational tests.

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