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Outstanding Cheddi Jagan International Airport works completed; new areas to be finished next June

China Harbour Engineering Corporation (CHEC) has completed all outstanding works on the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) in keeping with its initial contract, but construction of three other areas would not be finished until next year due to global shipping delays of materials, officials said Friday. “Based upon their shipping schedule and what is happening around the world, we have ...

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Colombian, Venezuelan jailed for offences linked to foreign aircraft in Guyana

A Colombian and Venezuelan  were Friday jailed for a string of violations of Guyana’s aviation law, police said. Colombian Juan David Caricedo Villa, and Venezuelan Gustavo Adolfo Riascos Gomez pleaded guilty to the four offences and were ordered to pay a total of GY$7 million fine or serve nine years imprisonment. However, the court ruled that the sentences run concurrently. ...

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Oil and gas sector a fillip for InterCaribbean Airways’ decision to serve Guyana

Guyana’s emerging oil and gas sector is expected to be a booster for  operations of the Turks and Caicos Islands-based InterCaribbean Airways which is set to  provide 12 weekly round-trip flights from Guyana to Barbados early next month, Aviation Minister Juan Edghill said Friday. “ExxonMobil was chartering flights to come to Guyana to bring their staff on rotation. They have ...

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BK Aviation’s Cessna Caravan runs off Eteringbang runway

A Cessna Caravan belonging to BK Aviation on Wednesday ran off the runway at Eteringbang in western Guyana but there were no immediate reports of injuries, a senior official of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said. Acting Director-General of the GCAA, Chitranie Hiralall told Demerara Waves Online News that the “runway excursion” occurred at about 11:34 AM. She said ...

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Six airlines to serve Guyana, other CARICOM countries following LIAT’s collapse

Six  privately-owned airlines are being considered to link Guyana with the numerous scattered Caribbean islands as the several Caribbean shareholder governments say they are broke and can no longer afford to pump money into the ailing LIAT (1974) Ltd. LIAT’s board has decided to ground the decades-old regional carrier and separate assets from liabilities because of insolvency. The financial situation ...

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Domestic aircraft owners slam Civil Aviation Authority over “unscrupulous” price-gouging claims

Domestic aircraft owners, represented by two rival associations, on Tuesday railed against the adverse impact of COVID-19 measures, saying that their operational costs have gone up and a number of them have been f0rced to increase passenger fares. The Aircraft Owners Association of Guyana (AOAG) and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), in separate statements, slammed the Director-General of the ...

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Civil Aviation Authority to probe reported hikes in domestic airfares

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) says it will be probing reports that a number of domestic airlines have increased airfares to several interior locations, despite the fact that the 14 percent value added tax (VAT) has been scrapped so that local travel and planes can make up for fewer passengers with more cargo. “The GCAA condemns these actions by ...

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COVID-19: Domestic flights to border areas suspended

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Thursday ordered an end to all domestic flights to areas near the border to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, from neighbouring countries to other parts of Guyana. Referring to Section 88 of the Civil Aviation Act 2018, the GCAA indicated that any individual who violates the directive will be fined ...

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Guyana’s two airports to remain closed until May 1

The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) and the Eugene Correia International Airport (ECIA) will remain closed to international flights until May 1, 2020, in order to continue mitigating the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. “The closure of the airspace will greatly assist in minimizing the spread of COVID-19 by limiting international contacts,” the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said. The ...

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Agri aircraft flips, pilot survives

The pilot of a single-engine Thrush Commander-model aircraft survived after his agricultural plane flipped several times on landing at an airstrip at Mahaica Abary Rice Development Scheme (MARDS) on Wednesday, a senior Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) official said. GCAA Deputy Director-General, Saeed Suliman told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News that the airstrip has since been ordered ...

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