Home News American Airlines announces daily flights from CJIA to JFK from December
US-based American Airlines will begin direct service from John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, USA, to Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO) in Georgetown, Guyana, on December 18, 2019, giving travellers more direct access to Guyana.
“American is the only US carrier that flies directly to Georgetown,” said Vasu Raja, Vice President of Network and Schedule Planning for American Airlines. “This route will be important for customers in New York with cultural, business, or economic interest in the market, and we look forward to welcoming Guyanese visitors to the Big Apple,” the airline stated in a release to the media.
The new service from JFK will be operated daily on a Boeing 737-800 with 160 seats, including 16 seats in First Class. The aircraft also features access to power at every seat while on board.
The daily flights are scheduled to leave JFK at 18:00h and arrive in Guyana at 00:40h. The return flight will leave Guyana at 01:35h and arrive in New York at 06:29h. The statement noted that these are still subject to approval by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority.
American Airlines began operating four weekly flights to Guyana from Miami in November 2018. The airline plans to increase to daily service in the summer and will operate on a larger aircraft with 172 seats this winter due to the strong demand.
The new JFK – GEO flight tickets will be available for purchase on May 6, 2019, the statement said.
“Guyana welcomed American Airlines in 2018 with non-stop flights from Miami International Airport. This new route opens up an additional way travellers can access Guyana, experience its tourism product and discover its beauty. With these daily flights, American Airlines will make Guyana more accessible to the world and its key tourism markets,” Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority, Brian T Mullis stated.
He added that “Guyana has recently gained worldwide recognition for being named the Number One Eco-Tourism Destination in the world by the Green Destination Foundation at ITB Berlin. Many want to experience the wonders of Guyana and this new route will help to make that possible”.
This is the airline’s fourth destination in South America from JFK. American continues to provide more service to South America than any other carrier, with more than 265 weekly flights to the region.
American Airlines Group and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries.