US Carrier, American Airlines is set to begin its operations to Guyana as early as November. The airline was originally looking for a December start date.
The carrier has filed all of its documents with local aviation official and everything appears set for a November launch, according to Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Egbert Field.
At a media briefing on Tuesday, Mr. Field also explained that the airline has since apologized for starting the sale of tickets before being granted full approval to operate.
He explained that “American Airlines eventually communicated with the Authority and we would have indicated to them that we are happy to have them here but there is a standard that the authority stands on and that is the professional standard of formally advising the authority before making declarations or selling tickets.”
The GCAA Director General said that issue is now “water under the bridge” and the US carrier is getting ready for its Guyana take off.
Initially, American Airlines will be flying the Miami-Georgetown route with other connections out of Miami.
The airline has indicated that it will also examine other routes for the Guyana market once its operations begin.
American Airlines is one of the largest US airlines and its entry into the Guyana market has been welcomed by the Government and others in the aviation sector.