Tag Archives: Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA)

Guyana: Renovated CJIA airport needs another terminal – CEO

CJIA … US$160M and counting…

CJIA Expansion and Modernization – Original Design

Dec 10, 2021 – Kaieteur News – As the cost for the renovated Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) project continues to climb, a second terminal will be needed within the next ten years. This is according to CJIA’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ramesh Ghir.

This information was reported in a Department of Public Information (DPI) article. According to that article, Ghir noted that the multi-million-dollar upgrade that is ongoing at the airport is moving apace and he explained that those upgrades are separate from the ongoing modernisation works being undertaken by Chinese Contractor, China Harbour Engineering Corporation (CHEC).      Continue reading

New “Welcome To Guyana” Sign At Cheddi Jagan International Airport unveiled

First Lady Unveils $25M “Welcome To Guyana” Sign At Cheddi Jagan International Airport
TIMEHRI, Guyana (Thursday, April 14, 2021) — A new signature landmark, a 20-foot “Welcome to Guyana” sign, has been erected, at the roundabout, near the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).

The project — which also includes the placement of 100 hanging flower baskets on the light posts, from the Timheri junction to the site — forms part of the First Lady’s National Beautification Project.          Continue reading

Guyana: Travel: COVID-19:142 returned on first repatriation flight from Canada

– assure they will do all that is necessary to remain COVID-free

Westjet – Boeing 737-700

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, July 9, 2020 – By SHAQUILLE BOURNE

One hundred and forty-two (142) Guyanese returned on Thursday via WestJet Airlines. This was the first such flight from Toronto, Canada.

Tears along with expressions of joy prevailed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) as the citizens breathed a sigh of relief to be on home soil after the COVID-19 pandemic had significantly reduced international travel.          Continue reading

European Airlines eye Guyana Ogle Airport amidst oil and gas surge – By Ray Chickrie

By Ray Chickrie

I flew from Eugene Correia International Ogle, to Suriname’s Zorg-en-Hoop city airport some weeks ago, and I was reminded that two years ago, I wrote that the hub potential is at Eugene Correia International Airport, previously called Ogle, and not at Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Guyana. Now since the 13th oil and gas discoveries off the Guyana coast and an estimated recoverable resource of over six billion oil-equivalent barrels, we are witnessing the rise of Guyana.

ExxonMobil is building its Guyana headquarters on ten acres of land that it leased from Ogle. In January 2018, the media in Guyana reported that “ExxonMobil also wants to build a training center and a helipad.            Continue reading

Guyana: CJIA expansion project – Editorial by Stabroek News – 06 May 2019

– Stabroek News  – Editorial

Given its inauspicious beginnings in Jamaica and numerous questions over the scope of its works, it is meet that both the government and the opposition have agreed that the US$150m expansion of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri be audited.

There has been a great deal of grandstanding and excuses by both the former PPP/C government and the current one over its progress and what was intended to be delivered. So febrile has the disputation been that the Office of the Auditor General has since signalled that it will undertake a special audit of the project. Underpinning this will be a value for money audit. 

Cheddi Jagan International Airport – Guyana

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American Airlines to start selling tickets for NYC – GEO route from May 6, 2019

American Airlines starts NYC-GEO route

American Airlines is providing travellers with more direct access to Guyana. The U.S.-based airline will begin direct service from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, USA to Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO) in Georgetown, Guyana on December 18th, 2019. Tickets go on sale from May 6th, 2019,” the Authority announced.

American Airlines, one of the biggest operators in the world, started flights here in 2018, with non-stop flights to Miami International Airport.

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Guyana: CJIA Renovation…State auditors to target duty-free concessions in probe

Photo of the CJIA terminal area

It appears that the authorities are paying attention to rising concerns over the ongoing expansion of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), at Timehri.

A major probe is to be carried out to determine whether Guyana received value for its money.

It would come after almost a decade of criticisms for a project that was born in secret and has been saddled with one problem after another.

According to Auditor General, Deodat Sharma, an audit is being planned at the moment.            Continue reading

Guyana: China Harbour faces US$600,000 fine for delayed CJIA Airport expansion

An artist’s Plan of the expanded Airport.

China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) will by the end of January, 2019 be fined more than U$200,0000 or US$7,000 per day for missing the 31st December, 2018 firm deadline to complete the US$150 million Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) expansion project, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson said Monday.

Ruling out an extension of the deadline, Patterson said the company would be charged the daily fine until the project is finished “We are not granting any extensions after December 31st 2018. In our opinion we believe that the contractor did not have adequate resources to ensure that he met his contractual obligation,” he told reporters at the project site.

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Airlines: JetBlue Guyana decision imminent

JetBlue Guyana decision imminent

April 30, 2018 – By Ray Chickrie
Caribbean News Now contributor


GEORGETOWN, Guyana — US low cost carrier, JetBlue, which has indicated its interest in expanding into the Guyana market, is closer to making a decision, according to local media reports. The Guyana ministry of foreign affairs, without naming the airline, has also indicated that talks are still ongoing and that JetBlue will soon send a delegation to Guyana on a fact finding mission.    Continue reading

Guyana aviation sector improves – Hoping to attract major airlines

Guyana closer to Category 1 status, as aviation sector improves

By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now – December 29, 2017

CJIA Arrivals Entrance

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Guyana over the past year has seen a dramatic growth in its aviation sector, especially in areas of safety and building institutions to oversee implementation and evaluation. The US$150 million project to expand the runway and modernization of the terminal at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) will be completed by late-2018.

For these reasons, the country is close to achieving Category 1 status, which means that Guyana-based carriers and others in the region can fly non-stop from Georgetown to any point in the United States, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said recently. However, the country is still finding it hard to attract legacy airlines from North America and Europe.      Continue reading

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