United Airlines launches Georgetown-Houston schedule service

United Airlines launches Georgetown-Houston schedule service

US-based carrier, United Airlines, launched its Guyana service last evening with an inauguration flight from Houston, Texas to Guyana.

The airline will be offering four weekly non-stop flights between Houston and Georgetown using its 737 Max-8 aircraft.

The new service will allow customers easier and more direct access to Georgetown and Houston and will enhance the relationship between the US and Guyana, a statement from the Cheddi Jagan Airport indicated.

United Airlines currently serves 134 destinations in 67 countries.

The airlines’ senior Vice President for Global Network Planning and Alliances, Patrick Quayle said the company is commitment to the region.

He said “we are excited to connect Houston, as well as the broader United network, with one of the fastest growing economies in the world”.

He added that the new route will offer customers convenient access to the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of Guyana and the airline is proud to remain the top airline to Latin America and the Caribbean from Houston, offering service to 52 unique destinations in the region .

U.S. Ambassador to Guyana, Nicole Theriot, in welcoming United to Guyana, emphasized the importance of strengthening the US/Guyana partnership with the development of such business ventures.

Guyana’s Minister of Tourism, Oneidge Walrond said the entry of United in the Guyana market is a significant development for Guyana’s tourism industry, and it underscores the increasing interest in travel between Guyana and the United States, a key source market for us. This new service will not only provide our citizens with greater travel

“This direct flight will make it easier and more convenient for travelers from the United States to experience Guyana’s unique beauty and diverse offerings. We expect this to lead to a significant increase in visitor arrivals, which will have a positive ripple effect throughout our economy, creating jobs, supporting local businesses, and contributing to the overall growth and development of the tourism sector”, the Tourism Minister said.

Minister of Public Works, Juan Edghill, welcomed the addition of United Airlines and said the inaugural flight serves as a symbol of the Government’s vision for expanded air travel options.

“This is a concrete example of our government’s vision for increased airlift and positioning Guyana as a significant hub for the Caribbean and beyond. It also serves as a powerful testament to the ongoing infrastructural development taking place within the country, which will further fuel interest and investment in Guyana’s immense potential.”

He added that the venture also demonstrates that the international community has confidence in Guyana’s growth and potential.

United has joined American Airlines and Jet Blue as the other US carriers operating in the Guyana market.

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