Venezuelan airline lands in Guyana

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 21:00 by GxMedia

Venezuela’s CONVIASA Airline will be operating a non-commercial inaugural flight into the Cheddi Jagan International Airport on Saturday to mark the beginning of their once weekly commercial flight plying the Puerto Ordaz/ Georgetown route, the Cheddi Jagan International Airport said in a statement.

This enterprise comes on the heels of the Fifth Meeting of the Guyana-Venezuela High Level Bilateral Commission which was held in Guyana on August 30, 2013 where the Venezuelan Government agreed that the CONVIASA Airline will commence two weekly flights by mid-November with a connection between Puerto Ordaz and Caracas.  

This one-off flight is scheduled to depart from the Manuel Carlos Piar Airport, Puerto Ordaz at 10:00 am and will be transporting Venezuelan government officials and staff of CONVIASA, Venezuelan Civil Aviation Authority officers, members of the Venezuelan Media and other specials guests.

A welcome ceremony is being organized and Minister of Transport Hon. Robeson Benn; CEO of CJIA Ramesh Ghir and officials from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority and Guyana Tourism Authority will be on hand to receive their Venezuelan counterparts.