American Airlines to begin flights to Guyana

DPI, GUYANA, Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The move by United States-based American Airlines, to begin flights to Guyana in December 2018, has been welcomed by the Ministers of Public Infrastructure and Business.

According to a release from the airline, come December it will be expanding its presence in the region, with the addition of four new destinations: Georgetown, Guyana (GEO); Pereira, Colombia (PEI) and Cordoba, Argentina (COR); and a new city in Mexico, Oaxaca (OAX) with tickets going on sale in April.

New Routes:

Route                  Aircraft                               On Sale                Flights Begin

LAX-EZE           Boeing 787-9                   April 2                Dec. 19

DFW-OAX         Embraer E175                  April 2                Dec. 19

MIA-GEO           Airbus A319                      April 2                Dec. 20

MIA-PEI             Airbus A319                      April 17               Dec. 20

MIA-COR           Boeing 767-300               May 7                  Apr. 2, 2019

Reacting to the news, Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson said, “I am delighted that American Airlines will commence flying to Guyana in December. This will coincide with the launch of the newly expanded Cheddi Jagan International Airport and demonstrates a confidence in Destination Guyana not only as a desirable tourist destination but as an emerging oil economy as well. The government has been working at various levels to provide more options to travellers to and from Guyana, to North America, with increased airlift, and American Airlines’ commitment to destination Guyana is a recognition of government’s work since coming into office in 2015.”

For his part, Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin noted that “this is good for tourism, good for business and good for Guyana. Only last week LIAT announced direct flights to POS from ECIA (Ogle) so this will give Guyanese and visitors to Guyana two additional travel options in this year alone.”

American Airlines offers an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to approximately 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries.

 

By: Ranetta La Fleur

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