American Airlines to begin weekly flights in November

─ service to Guyana was scheduled initially to begin in December

─ Cabinet granted approval for AA to operate the route after having met the criteria

─ Airbus A319 aircraft to be used

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, August 16, 2018

American Airlines will on November 15, begin flights plying the Miami to Georgetown route four times weekly. This announcement was made today by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon.

An Airbus A319 aircraft with an eight first class and 120 economy class seating capacity will be used.

Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson, in his presentation to the Cabinet on Tuesday said the scope of the airline’s application was covered under the Air Transport Agreement between the Government of Guyana and the United States of America.

The airline’s business proposal was reviewed by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) which found it to be satisfactory, having fulfilled the requirements in the areas of law, organisation, finance and market analysis.

Minister Harmon said, having met the criteria, the Cabinet granted its approval for American Airlines to operate scheduled air services on the Georgetown to Miami route.

The airline had announced in March that it would be expanding its services in the region, however, service to Guyana was scheduled initially to begin in December.

By: Stacy Carmichael

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