American Airlines sets fare at US$900 round trip Miami to Guyana

American Airlines sets fare at US$900 round trip Miami to Guyana

By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now contributor

American Airlines-A319

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — In an extraordinary development that has surprised travellers and the tourism industry of Guyana, American Airlines (AA ) has begun selling tickets for the commencement of its Miami to Georgetown, Guyana, non-stop flights at US$900 from Miami , from NYC via Miami, the airfare is over US$1,200.

Service to Guyana will begin in December, and the airline will use a very small Airbus A319 with the capacity to carry about 120 passengers.   

This is no surprise to Tomas Chlumecky, who told Caribbean News Now a few weeks ago that operating an A319 on the Guyana/Miami route will be expensive because of the price tag to operate such an aircraft to Guyana per hour.

The airline will fly to Guyana from Miami four times weekly. AA flights will depart Miami at 6 pm and arrive in Georgetown at 11:40 pm. The return flight to Miami will depart GEO at 1:15 am and arrive at 4:55 am in Miami, conveniently for business travellers.

The airline will require passengers to pay a baggage fee of US$25 for the first checked bag.

It seems that with such exorbitant fares, the company is looking to serve only the business community, especially that Guyana is poised to become an oil and gas producing country. An insider from the travel industry in Guyana confirmed this.

The average Guyanese traveller is more likely to book Surinam Airways (SLM) and Caribbean Airlines (CAL) flights out of Miami to Guyana, which start at US$400 RT.

Other airlines are also in the process of finalizing their entrance into the Guyana market and AA will face competition.

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  • guyaneseonline  On April 11, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Another report on the new American Airlines service to GEO.
    This is from Caribbean Life News
    https://www.caribbeanlifenews.com/stories/2018/4/2018-04-13-tc-guyana-american-airlines-cl.html?

  • Mark  On April 11, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    The oil companies will just deduct these $900 plane tickets, $900 a night hotel rooms in the future Pegasus high-rise tower, and $9,000 a month vacation property rental in Turkeyen.
    These sharks are going to cause push inflation onto locals. Just you wait and see. This is already happening across the world with these foreign “investors” speculating on real estate. However wages are not rising comparable to the global capital asset bubbles.

  • Lorna Welshman-Neblett  On April 13, 2018 at 7:58 am

    With this price of $900 for an airfare from Miami to Georgetown, Guyana, I am not sure who they are catering to, but it is definitely not the ordinary public.

    • Mark  On April 21, 2018 at 3:36 pm

      American oil companies, wealthier Americans and foreign “investors” can always deduct the $900 airfare as a business expense. I’m afraid that these sharks will also purchase US$900,000 starter homes while the annual middle class salary in Guyana is barely US$9,000 a year.

  • Lorna Welshman-Neblett  On April 19, 2018 at 5:31 am

    Who will be paying that amount money to go to Guyana? That’s real crazy!

    • Mark  On April 21, 2018 at 3:38 pm

      Oil tycoons can always deduct airfare as an expense of their tax return. $900 isn’t even a lot of money for the average upper class professional American. The question is will an influx of wealthier foreigners from a racist country turn Guyana into the Caribbean version of South Africa?

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