CJI Airport to lose some earnings to Ogle Airport

CJI Airport to lose some earnings to Ogle Airport

The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) could lose millions of dollars it earns from landing fees when small regional flights begin landing at the Ogle Airport but officials of the bigger airport are not too worried.

A senior Ogle Airport Inc. (OAI) official said airlines would consider distance rather than landing fees when deciding which airport to use.   

With LIAT (1974) Limited expected to begin landing and taking off from OAI by year-end,  CJIA officials say they could lose some of the GUY$12 million that the airport currently earn annually from that regional carrier alone. LIAT’s flights account for seven percent of CJIA’s traffic. LIAT pays an estimated GUY$15,000 per landing at CJIA.

That money goes directly to CJIA and does not include navigational fees that are paid to the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority.       [more ]

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  • Philip Sattaur  On May 28, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Why do you look so negatively at the Ogle airstrip development? Look at this positively. The closer the airport is to the city the better. In fact I think the airport at Ogle should be reconfigured to be an International airport able to facilitate larger Jet aircraft. I would even venture to say it should be called the ACIA – Arthur Chung International Airport or the DRIA— David Rose International Airport or even the FBIA – Forbes Burnham International… Throwing race aside. What about the LLIA? – Loinel Luckhoo Int’l. These were all prominent men in our country. Our country is growing economically and it will represent a positive move in that direction. Remember… One People One Nation One Destiny. We cannot change our past but we can certainly shape our future.
    Phil Sattaur – Barbados

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