EZjet subsidy would’ve set bad precedent -Luncheon

The government is not obligated to give a subsidy to any airline to keep it in existence, Dr Roger Luncheon said yesterday, adding that such a move would not only demonstrate favouritism but create a precedent that could see all carriers petitioning for the same treatment.

Cabinet Secretary Luncheon was addressing claims by the suspended airline EZjet that government had not done enough for the airline. EZjet was suspended by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and Luncheon yesterday said its “demise” is the result of a failure of regulators.

Luncheon told reporters that giving a subsidy to EZjet would add credence to rumours that government had an administrative or investment role in the airline. He noted that EZjet could not be compared to  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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