American Airlines has officially begun its first-ever flights from New York to Georgetown in Guyana.
The new nonstop flights will operate daily between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport.
While much of the demand will likely be filled in the shorter term by the Guyanese diaspora living in the northeast, it’s hoped that the flights could boost Guyana’s burgeoning tourism sector — which has been having an excellent year in terms of stayover tourist arrivals in 2019.
The New York launch comes a year after American Airlines launched its inaugural service from Miami to Georgetown.
Guyana, set at the northern tip of Southern America, is the seat of CARICOM, the Caribbean Community.