American Airlines begins direct flights from NY to Guyana on Dec. 18


American Airlines on Thursday announced that it will begin daily direct flights from New York’s JFK airport to Guyana from December 18.

“This route will be an important addition for our customers with cultural, business, or economic ties between Guyana and New York, and we look forward to offering Guyanese visitors air service to the Big Apple,” said Vasu Raja, Vice President of Network and Schedule Planning for American Airlines.

The new service from JFK will be operated daily on a Boeing 737-800 with 160 seats, including 16 seats in First Class, the Airline said in a statement. The aircraft also features access to power at every seat and more entertainment options, including free live TV and the ability to stream Apple Music while on board.

“The expansion of American Airlines services from Georgetown to New York (JFK) and the new daily flights on the Miami route is good news for the aviation industry in Guyana,” Lt. Col. (Ret.) Egbert Field, Director General, Guyana Civil Aviation Authority,” is quoted as saying.

“It means more travel options for the passengers, especially on the JFK route. Aviation is a significant contributor to gross domestic product and employment, therefore we anticipate other sectors such as tourism benefiting from this additional capacity.”

“The expansion in operation of this world-class airline exhibits confidence in the management and direction of the Guyana aviation industry, which with the support of the Government of Guyana, is now recognized regionally and globally.

“The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority will continue to cooperate with entities for the growth of the industry while maintaining passenger safety and security as our primary objectives,” Field added.

American began operating four weekly flights to Guyana from Miami in November and has already planned to increase to daily service on a larger aircraft in the summer due to strong demand.

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