American Airlines begins Guyana to Miami route
American Airlines has officially launched its new route from Guyana to Miami.
The Airline made its inaugural flight on Thursday night.
The airline will be operating four flights per week from Georgetown to Miami and will subsequently add more flights to its schedule.
AA's business in the South American country has been welcomed by Government officials.
“As Guyana embarks on a new development trajectory, we have placed emphasis on improving our air and land connectivity. Our geographical location presents us with a unique opportunity to potentially become a hub between South America and the rest of the world. In recognition of this and the increasing number of visitors to Guyana, we embarked on the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Expansion,” said Carl Greenidge, Department of Public Information, Minister of Foreign Affairs, who is performing the duties of Prime Minister.
Robert Wirick, Managing Director of International Government Affairs for American Airlines, said Guyanese will be connected to approximately 150 destinations in and out of the US.
He said that the long-term plan is to increase the destinations as well as the number of flights per week.
“This is the 19th destination in South America for American Airlines we are the only US carrier offering services to and from the country. From Miami we are able to connect your country to more than 100 destinations in the US,” Wirick said.