January passenger traffic jumps up by 6%

Passenger traffic at Guyana’s main port of entry – Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation (CJIAC) - rose by six percent for the month of January 2016.

The airport’s statistics department revealed 17,728 passengers arrived last month compared to 16,667 passengers for the same period in 2015.

According to Ramesh Ghir, CJIAC’s Chief Executive Officer, the proliferation in passenger numbers is due to leisure travel and increased business and tourism activities.

Analytical data also indicate that the airlines – Caribbean Airlines, Dynamic Airways, COPA, Suriname Airways, Fly Jamaica and Insel Air – have recorded an increase in passenger movement for the month.               

“Our forecast for the next few months indicates there will be a huge influx of visitors to celebrate our Golden Jubilee activities in May. Management for its part will be working to advance our infrastructure and services provided including Immigration and Customs to ensure a smooth process through the terminal building,” Mr. Ghir added.

Meanwhile, in anticipation of a modernized terminal building and extended runway,  the CEO along with other Government officials have been aggressively courting a number of North American and Latin American airlines to ply the Georgetown route.

Airline executives look for unserved destinations with enormous potential and Guyana is one such destination due to heightened investments in oil and precious mineral explorations. Such investments attract yielding premium passengers which serve as a bonus for airlines serving any route.


Rama Krishna Primary kicks off CJIA’s tour season

Forty students from Rama Krishna Primary, accompanied by teachers and parents, toured Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation (CJIAC) terminal building yesterday, February 4, 2016 kick-starting a hectic touring season.

Currently, management has been inundated with requests from schools from all the Regions, and it is predicted that over 3,000 students will have the opportunity to observe the airport’s operations.    

The Customer Service Representatives conduct the tours.  




CJIA’s response to letters writers

Dear Editor,

The management of Cheddi Jagan International Airport wishes to thank the letter writers in Kaieteur News and Stabroek News for expressing their concerns over the sanitary conditions of the washrooms and carpets.   

Management values their feedback and wishes to assure them that appropriate actions will be taken to address the concerns. 

Currently, management is in the process of upgrading its facilities and reviewing the services provided by its suppliers and contractors.

About a year ago, the washrooms throughout the terminal building were upgraded and every effort is being made to ensure ongoing maintenance and monitoring mechanisms are in place to make sure all setbacks are corrected immediately.


Our management team has also placed great emphasis on customer service and is in the process of rebranding our image under the theme “Ambassadors with Integrity.”

The initial target groups will be the Taxi Drivers and Red Cap Porters, who were already informed of the initiative and are enlivened by it.

It is also public knowledge that in another 23 months the airport’s capacity will be significantly enhanced with longer and improved runways along with a modernized terminal building. Our attainable goal is to make CJIA the benchmark airport of the region, one used to measure exceptional quality of service and standards.

Let me reiterate, feedback is important to us. Passengers and airport users can freely contact the airport’s Management Team on telephone numbers 261-2281, 600-7022 0r 613-5117. 


Aneka Edwards 


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