Last Updated on Saturday, 16 April 2016, 15:39 by Jomo Paul
As Guyana’s private sector continues to intensify preparations for Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary celebrations in May, Air Services Limited (ASL) has announced that it will be doing city tours in that month.
The announcement was made on Saturday as ASL Managing Director Annette Arjoon-Martins unveiled a helicopters full decked out in the colours of Guyana’s flag and the 50th Anniversary Independence logo.
The flights which can accommodate as much as 7 persons per trip will afford Guyanese and outside visitors a bird’s eye view of the capital for an affordable price.
Martins explained that the Helicopter will also be available for chartered flights to local resorts while the company will be offering trips to Kaieteur Falls for US$130.
Tourism Minister Cathy Hughes was on hand for the ceremony and hailed Guyana’s aviation sector as one that is always vibrant which would be important for the Anniversary celebrations.
“Without that we cannot begin to develop tourism in Guyana,” Hughes said referring to the sector.
“We have a unique advantage in the beauty of the terrain and the lush country but we have a disadvantage that it is not easily accessible….you cannot jump in a car and drive to Kaieteur,” said the Ministry.
She pointed out that it is for this reason, among others, that the sector is so important.
“I am excited that we have this beautiful bird that’s going to contribute to the experience we hope to offer, our projected more than 50,000 visitors, that will be here between May and the end of December this year,” said Hughes.
She regaled the tour as another opportunity for visitors to indulge in and share with their friends.