Major US airline to begin flying to Guyana next year

-Tickets available in U.S from today

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A major American airline, JetBlue on Tuesday announced that it will begin flights to Guyana in April 2020.

In a BusinessWire release, the company said it is expanding its Latin America and Caribbean network with new nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Georgetown, Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO).

Flights will operate daily on JetBlue’s new A321neo aircraft beginning April 2, 2020, with seats available for purchase in the U.S. starting today.

Quoting Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson, the company noted that “The Government of Guyana is delighted to welcome the services of JetBlue to Guyana,” as it will provide lower ticket prices to Georgetown.

“This agreement with JetBlue is timely and comes on the heels of continued and sustainable growth in several sectors of our economy, including, service, tourism, mining and oil and gas,” the Minister said.

“Guyana service introduces a diverse and underserved destination to the JetBlue route map which will benefit both leisure travellers, as well as those visiting friends and relatives,” JetBlue’s Director of route planning, Andrea Lusso was quoted saying in the release.

“Just as we’ve done in our South American markets in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, we’re introducing a new, low fare high-quality choice to travellers in Guyana,” she added.

The A321neo – the newest aircraft type to join JetBlue’s growing fleet of more than 250 aircraft – boasts a 20% increase in fuel efficiency which supports some 500 nautical miles of extended range, the company said.

Boasting about its facilities, JetBlue says it’s the only major U.S. airline with seatback entertainment screens at every seat on every aircraft.

The A321neo will feature the Collins Meridian seat – which is the widest seat available for the single-aisle Airbus family of aircraft – with enhanced cushion comfort, adjustable headrests, power connections at every seat and the most legroom in coach, the release noted.

It added that inflight entertainment will be powered by Thales AVANT and ViaSat-2 connectivity while JetBlue will offer customers expanded entertainment choices in nearly every region the airline flies.

JetBlue’s newest route will also connect New York’s Guyanese American community – the largest in the U.S. – with Guyana’s capital city, making the connections between friends and family easier and closer than ever, the company said in its statement.

Guyana becomes the fourth country in South America JetBlue serves and grows the airline’s presence in Latin America and Caribbean where it is a leading carrier serving nearly 40 destinations.

Schedule between New York (JFK) and Georgetown (GEO)

Beginning April 2, 2020

JFK – GEO Flight #1965 GEO – JFK Flight #1966
11:55 p.m. – 5:58 a.m. (+1) 7:20 a.m. – 1:09 p.m.

 

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