Another major US carrier is eyeing the Guyana market and has started to explore the possibility of beginning a service to Guyana.
Outgoing US Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway, has confirmed that he was contacted by officials of United Airlines about destination Guyana. He said he explained to the airline that it would be a fantastic business opportunity for United Airlines to begin a service to Guyana, taking into account Guyana’s move into the oil industry.
He said United has a hub in Houston, Texas and with several major oil companies having their headquarters or at least an office there, it would be beneficial for the airline to come to Guyana.
News Source understands that the airline has already reached out to Guyana Government officials and a meeting could take place soon, as the airline tries to understand the market more and explore serving the market.
United Airlines is the world’s third largest airline, when measured by revenue and is based in Chicago. With fleet of more than 760 aircraft, the airline touches down in more than three hundred destinations across the world.
A number of US based airlines have been indicating an interest in the Guyana market as there appears to be increased interest globally in Guyana, with first oil expected in 2020.
Three weeks ago, American Airlines started its four flights per week service between Miami and Georgetown with connections to all of its international destinations.
Just yesterday, Panamanian carrier, Copa Airlines, announced that it was increasing the frequency of its flights to Guyana. The airline will now have five weekly flights between Guyana and Panama with connections to its destinations.