Caribbean Airlines has applied to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to launch non-stop service between Georgetown, Guyana, and New York John F. Kennedy (JFK) International airport.
The airline already operates between Georgetown and New York, but operates the flight as the second leg of its four-times weekly Port of Spain-Georgetown-New York service.
In its filing with the DOT, Caribbean Airlines says that it plans to eliminate the Port of Spain-Georgetown leg if it receives approval to launch non-stop Georgetown-New York service.
Calling the first leg "unproductive", it says that the load factor on this leg averages less than 10%. The load factor on the overall Port of Spain-Georgetown-New York flight is about 75% to 78%, it adds.
Caribbean Airlines believes it could raise the load factor to about 85% if it launches the Georgetown-New York service.
No other carrier flies non-stop between Georgetown and New York, but Fly Jamaica applied to the DOT earlier this week to begin flights between the two cities.