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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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UPDATE: Fly Jamaica didn’t deposit US$200,000 bond because it was scheduled carrier- GCAA

Cash-strapped Fly Jamaica, which has shut down operations, did not deposit a US$200,000 bond to refund passengers because it was a scheduled carrier, not a charter service, a top GCAA official said Monday. Director-General of the GCAA, Retired Lt. Col. Egbert Field told Demerara Waves Online News that his regulatory agency was not yet informed by the carrier that it ...

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Several US-registered planes in Guyana grounded for records inspection

All privately-owned United States (US)-registered aircraft authorised to operate non-commercial flights in Guyana have been grounded to allow the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) inspectors to check their maintenance records, a top official said. GCAA Director General, Retired Lt. Col. Egbert Field told Demerara Waves Online News that five ‘N-Number’ planes were ordered to cease, temporarily, operations on Wednesday to ...

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Caribbean Airlines not yet flying Boeing 737 MAX-8, promises “strict safety measures” for new planes

Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL), which late last year inked a deal to buy several Boeing 737 MAX-8 planes – the same model used by the Ethiopian Airlines that crashed and killed 157 persons aboard – on Monday said it would abide by strict safety measures before adding new aircraft to its fleet. “Caribbean Airlines will incorporate the procedural and training ...

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