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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

GUYANA – Latest News from various sources – November 27, 2015

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 27 November 2015  –  Kaieteur News  

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Gov’t going ahead with CJIA expansion

An artist's impression of the new CJI Airport.

Gov’t going ahead with CJIA expansion

Friday, 12 July 2013 – Demerara Waves – Government intends to go ahead with the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) expansion project in light of the fact that the hefty sum of US$20M has already been invested for mobilisation, field and laboratory works, Minister of Public Works, Robeson Benn said on Friday July 12, 2013.

The project represents the latest of government’s ongoing efforts to transform and modernise the infrastructural landscape of the country; including the East Bank and East Coast  four-lane highways, which are under construction.     Continue reading

Worry for Guyanese as Delta flies out on May 6, 2013

Worry for Guyanese as Delta flies out on May 6, 2013


Almost five years after adding the Guyana/New York route to its flights, US-based Delta Airlines will leave Timehri for the last time tomorrow (May 6, 2013), putting pressure on the administration to now scramble to attract other operators.

With the folding of EZjet and RedJet last year, it will only be the Trinidad-owned Caribbean Airlines left. Suriname Airways has signaled intentions to start flights along that same route in July.


Delta touched down in Guyana for the first time in June 2008, conducting three to four flights weekly between JFK and Timehri. The number of flights during peak periods became daily.      

The New York/Guyana route has been a lucrative one for airlines with thousands of Guyanese living in especially the tri-State area. This was especially so for Caribbean Airlines.
The situation of one airline would worry both the government and the flying public who fear high fares will return again with only one player in the market.    Continue reading

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