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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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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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Guyana airport ready for US aviation recategorisation audit

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA) is now better prepared to apply to the United States (US) to grant a category 1 rating to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, should a Guyana-registered and based airline apply to fly to the United States. GCAA Director-General Egbert Field says that with Guyana’s compliance with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) rules and regulations ...

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Guyana’s international civil aviation compliance increases further

Guyana’s latest civil aviation rating has moved up to nearly 77 percent, Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Lieutenant Colonel, Egbert Field said Sunday in New York. He told an election campaign fundraising meeting that from 2007 Guyana’s compliance with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) rules and regulations was 44 percent, but by 2016, due to “political ...

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Engine trouble forced Caribbean Airlines’ Guyana-New York flight to divert to The Bahamas

A New York-bound Caribbean Airlines flight from Guyana diverted to The Bahamas Saturday night. The carrier on Sunday confirmed that flight BW 526, with 134 passengers and 7 crew on board, diverted to The Bahamas due to a mechanical issue with one of its engines. Caribbean Airlines says the aircraft has been withdrawn from service and all appropriate inspections and ...

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