American Airlines starts application process in Guyana, charges USD$900 per ticket

Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Mr. Egbert Fields, noted that American Airlines have made contact with the agency on their application process to operate in Guyana.

Mr. Fields when contacted by Guyana Daily News on Friday afternoon, said that the company made the communication earlier in the day to ascertain what the necessary documentations for the application process are.

The Director noted that the process, once all documentations are in order, should not take more than two months for a company of that standard to be approved. He further stressed that he sees no blockage in their application being accepted and licenses granted.

The company has commenced sales of ticket to passengers expected to travel to Guyana from Miami, however, those tickets cost a whooping USD$900 and the airfare is over USD$1200, in addition, passengers will have to pay USD$25 for the first checked bag.

When asked by Guyana Daily News if there is any arrangement to ensure that prices are comparable with other flights, the official noted that it depends on the market of the flights and other business considerations, but he wants AA to offer Guyanese the best rates for flights. The Airline is schedule to commence flights to Guyana in December of 2018.

According to Tomas Chlumecky on Caribbean News Now, the company will be operating a very small airbus, A319 with capacity of about 120 passengers, the official noted this might be one the reason for the extravagant airfares.

The airline will fly to Guyana from Miami four times weekly. AA flights will depart Miami at 16:00hrs and arrive in Georgetown at 11:40hrs. The return flight to Miami will depart GEO at 01:15hrs and arrive at 04:55hrs in Miami, conveniently for business travelers. (Exerps from Caribbean News Now)

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