Guyana: Record breaking passenger movement at Airport

Guyana: Record breaking passenger movement at CJIAC

Guyana: CJIA

The first quarter of 2018 saw the highest ever recorded passenger movement through Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation (CJIAC).

For March, 52,729 passengers were processed compared to 43,733 in March 2017. Passenger movement for the period January to March 2018 recorded 142,781 passengers being processed as compared to 126,340 for the same period in 2017.    

Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson attributed these marked increases to “Government’s sound economic policies and its unwavering advocacy for an enabling environment for investors.”

He added that other factors, which contributed to this achievement can be associated with increased business interest in Oil and Gas, Agriculture and tourists coming in large numbers for the Easter Festivities, Bartica Regatta, Rupununi Rodeo and Investment Forums.

CJIA has recorded the highest ever passengers movement, in the recent first quarter.

The country’s main port of entry is currently being expanded to accommodate the additional traffic anticipated in the coming years.

The US$150M project is moving apace and upon completion, with the inclusion of several state-of-the-art facilities and amenities, the airport’s capacity will be greatly enhanced and strengthened significantly impacting passengers’ experience.

In recent months too, there has been significant traffic from Cuba, with traders flocking the city’s stores for deals.

With no visa required, the arrangement has been working out  especially for the Chinese stores.

It is estimated that about 300 Cubans land here weekly to shop.

Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.


  • kamtanblog  On 04/13/2018 at 4:59 am

    My local airport LGW London Gatwick
    processed 45M passengers in 2017
    Estimated to increase by 5.7% in 2018.
    That 2.56M year on year.

    It’s good news for CJIA and for Guyana. To increase capacity by more
    than 20% year on year.
    It’s fantastic.!
    What concerns me most is will it be
    able to keep up with this expansionist policy and its impact on other services.
    Only time will tell.
    However certainly step in right direction. Good luck Guyana 🇬🇾 as you will need it !

    Forever the optimist

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: