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Fly Jamaica bought out

Republished from Jamaica Observer KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) — A team of investors including Jamaican aviation veteran Glenn Logan, led by Yann LeProvost of the French based company W&Y SAS, has taken over the operations of the problem-plagued Fly Jamaica Airways. The new owners, who took over the reigns on Friday from Guyanese operators Paul and Roxanne Reece, have promised to ...

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Civil Aviation to acquire modern Instrument Landing System

Pilots landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) are from next year expected to do so with the help of an upgraded Instrument Landing System (ILS), the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) says. The regulatory agency and Canada’s Intelcan Technosystems Inc. signed a contract for that company to install the new system to assist pilots in landing on the ...

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Guyana Defence Force Skyvans arrive

Almost one year after they were purchased by the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), two used Skyvan planes arrived Thursday and are expected to go into regular operation very soon unlike the two Britten-Norman Islander planes that remain grounded since they arrived, sources said. The army did not officially announce the arrival of the Skyvan aircraft, but sources said they touched ...

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Guyana unlikely to pay hefty guaranteed subsidy to LIAT; will remain on regional schedule after restructuring

Guyana is not expected to pay a huge guaranteed subsidy to the Antigua-headquartered regional airline, LIAT (1974) Limited because a significant number of travellers continue to fly to and from this destination, an airline spokesman said Monday. The disclosure was made even as Barbados indicated that it was willing to sell its shares in the cash-strapped regional carrier that serves ...

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Aurora Gold Mine sells plane it purchased one year ago

A Canadian-registered Twin Otter plane, whose purchase and operation had triggered concerns that Aurora Gold Mine (AGM) had been taking away revenue from the local aviation company, has been sold, the Canadian mining company said. “The Twin Otter is being sold overseas and it is due to depart Guyana around mid-June,” AGM said in a statement. In making the announcement, ...

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CJIA not legally bound to IATA on new security fee; airport failed to avoid travellers’ inconvenience

The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on Saturday said it has no legal obligation to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to provide information about the new airport security fee. The airport authority further laid the responsibility to end the long passenger delays squarely in the hands of IATA to put in place the pay codes. “Three months have passed ...

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IATA protests Guyana formula, increased airline fees

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Tuesday publicly protested the refusal of the management of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) to hold talks about the adverse impact of increased departure fees on airlines and passengers. The global air transport body says CJIA’s continued refusal to cooperate with IATA on both the proper calculation and implementation of such fees ...

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COPA Airlines says flight left Guyana safely

Georgetown, Guyana, April 8, 2019 – Copa Airlines Monday night said all 127 passengers and six crew members onboard Flight 255 are safe following a false report of an explosive device aboard the aircraft earlier in the day at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (formerly Timehri). Following the alarm which was raised just prior to the scheduled 14:24 hrs departure ...

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Bomb-scare on COPA flight which was scheduled to depart Guyana – authorities

Guyanese police and other authorities at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on Monday confirmed there was a bomb-scare aboard a COPA Airlines plane that caused a delayed departure from Guyana. ‘A’ Division Commander, Assistant Police Commissioner Marlon Chapman confirmed that the law enforcement agency received a report of the threat at about 2:30 Monday afternoon. He said detectives and ...

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Update: Suriname Airways flight makes “precautionary” return landing; in-transit passengers to be assisted

— “We don’t mess with safety”- airline official A Suriname Airways flight, bound for Aruba, Friday morning returned to Paramaribo for a “precautionary” landing, and the carrier assured that many of its 100-odd passengers, who are in-transit, would be looked after. The airline’s Guyana representative, Rudi Westerborg, told Demerara Waves Online News that the plane returned to Suriname 18 minutes ...

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