American Airlines returns to Guyana

American Airlines Boeing 737-800

American Airlines returned to Guyana on Wednesday following an absence of 7 months. The airline’s Boeing 737 touched down at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport around 4:30 p.m. from Miami. The airline will initially operate 6 days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

American Airlines’ return makes it the third carrier operating non-stop services between Guyana and Miami, joining SLM and Eastern Airlines.

Since the reopening of Guyana’s borders on October 12, international carriers have been steadily adding services, with new entrant JetBlue slated to begin non-stop flights between Guyana and New York in December.

Speaking at the installation of new board members of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority on Wednesday morning, Minister of Public Works, Hon. Bishop Juan A. Edghill said that Virgin Atlantic, interCaribbean, West Jet and Fly Always have applied for permission to fly to Guyana.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, American Airlines had also planned a direct service between Guyana and New York, but with relatively low travel demand, no annoucement was made on the start of the new route.