From December of this year, passengers traveling between Georgetown and New York on American Airlines will no longer have to go through Miami, as the Airline plans to roll out a direct service between Georgetown and New York.
In a letter to the Head of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, American Airlines’ International Government Affairs Senior Analyst, John Williams, indicated that the airline will soon be formally submitting its application to the Authority for the start of the direct Georgetown-New York service.
He said with approval, the airline will be looking to start the New York service by the 18th December or sooner, using its 737-800 Boeing aircraft.
The flights will be operated daily and tickets for the New York service will be put on sale from May.
The airline has also announced that because of the success of its Georgetown to Miami operations, it will be increasing the frequency of that service to daily flights, as against the four flights per week service that is currently on the schedule.
Additionally, the airline will be adding a much larger aircraft to the Miami route. American Airlines currently uses an Airbus 319 aircraft on the route, which has seating for 128 passengers. It intends to start using the Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which has seating for 172.
American Airlines launched its Guyana service last year.
According to the airline official, the carrier remains committed to the Guyana market and will continue to improve and expand its service.
The expansion moves by American Airlines in the Guyana market, comes one week after the CEO of Jet Blue announced to the company’s employees that the company has approved a plan to begin its Guyana service.
That service is set to start in 2020. Jet Blue is expected to file official documents with the GCAA in the coming months.