…operations to commence in NovemberOfficials of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and American Airlines (AA) met this week to discuss requirements that must be fulfilled by the airline before it commences operating in Guyana.Leading the GCAA team was Director General Egbert Field, while the team from American Airlines was led by John Williams.At the meeting, Field made clear that the GCAA is committed to doing its part in facilitating the application process of American Airlines, and assured AA officials of the GCAA’s robust oversight capabilities.Williams indicated that American Airlines is enthusiastic about operating in GuyanaGCAA Director General, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Egbert Fields, with the American Airlines officialsduring the time of the ICAO Air Transport Meeting, which is scheduled to be held in Guyana from November 21 to 23 of this year. It was revealed that AA is interested in providing scheduled flights on the Miami-Georgetown course commencing from November 15.American Airlines is hoping to start operations with four flights per week, and have daily flights from June 2019. American Airlines has already commenced the process for approval to conduct scheduled operations on the Miami-Georgetown route.This airline is coming to this country at a time when, for the first time in its aviation history, Guyana will be hosting the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO’s) Air Transport Meeting, which will attract delegates from many of the ICAO’s 192-member states.AA had, earlier this year, expressed interest in operating flights in Guyana. Then the Fort Worth Texas-based carrier later announced that it would begin offering seats on the route from December 20, 2018, with tickets going on sale from April 2. However, that was before any permission was actually sought from the GCAA for the operations.