Earlier this year, the Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier announced it would start offering seats on the route from Dec. 20, with tickets going on sale from April 2. That was before permission had been sought by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).
However, last month GCAA Director General Egbert Field told the media that AA has since submitted the relevant documents to the authority and plans are moving ahead for flights to commence by mid-November.
AA’s announced arrival came at an opportune moment as the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) recorded its highest passenger movement in the first quarter of 2018.
According to Field, the carrier has indicated its Guyana plan is for the long term and will ply the Georgetown-Miami route before possibly extending to other destinations.
The airline will use an Airbus 319 with capacity for 120 passengers to fly to Georgetown from Miami four times per week.