American Airlines to ply Guyana/US route

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Major United States (US) carrier, American Airlines, will begin flying to Guyana from December 2018.

In reacting to the announcement, Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin told the Department of Public Information that he is “elated.”

“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,” Gaskin was quoted as saying.

Additionally, Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson told DPI that 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,” Patterson was quoted as saying by DPI.

A statement from American Airlines noted that Guyana and other additional South American destinations would go on sale in April.

The company said next winter, customers will have access to three new cities in South America: Georgetown, Guyana (GEO); Pereira, Colombia (PEI) and Cordoba, Argentina (COR); and one new city in Mexico: Oaxaca (OAX).

The Airline is also introducing service to Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE), from its West Coast hub at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), making American the first and only airline to offer nonstop service between these two major cities.

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