Screening procedures change for intranist passengers headed for GEO

Refined screening procedures to accelerate the process for North American passengers transiting in Trinidad’s Piarco International Airport, enroute to Guyana, on Caribbean Airlines (CAL) will come into effect Wednesday, July 6, 2016. 
Officials from Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) - headed by its Chairman of the Board, Stephen Fraser - and Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) recently met with CAL and Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority representatives to discuss the hassle passengers experienced while transiting in Trinidad.
Prior to the new screening process, in-transit passengers were subjected to an arduous security process causing, in many instances, them to scamper to board the connecting flight to CJIA.
However, from Wednesday a transit stamp will be placed the boarding passes of all Georgetown bound passengers for easy identification and priority processing through T&T’s security check point. Passengers who were screened in the United States of Americas and Canada will not have to remove their shoes during the rescreening exercise in Port of Spain.
However, if said passengers mix or come in contact with unscreened passengers, all transfer passengers will be subjected to the normal screening procedures.
Further, any duty free items over the 3.4 ounces will be handed over by passengers to the Transit desk and will be returned to passengers on the boarding of their flight to Georgetown. 
Ramesh Ghir, CJIAC’s Chief Executive Officer said he is pleased with the new development, and commended CAL for pursing options to improve its service for Guyana passengers. 

May passenger traffic skyrockets for Jubilee celebrations

May 2016 recorded an 80.3 percent passenger traffic at Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Guyana’s main port of entry, when compared to May 2015.
The airport’s Statistics Department data shows that 27,353 passengers arrived last month compared to 15,173 passengers for the same period in 2015.
The year to date (Jan-May) figures show that there was a 15% increase in passenger arrivals compared to 2015.
Total arrival for the year as of May 31, 2016 was 102,110, while total passenger movement totaled 206,965 – breaking all records at the airport.
The large influx is credited to Guyana celebrating its 50th anniversary as an Independent nation on May 26, 2016. A plethora of events were organised leading up to the momentous day.
Commercial airlines – Caribbean Airlines, Dynamic Airways, COPA, Suriname Airways, Fly Jamaica and Insel Air – also recorded surges in passenger movement for the month.    
Ramesh Ghir, the airport’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), disclosed that the airport’s stakeholders partnered with management to guarantee a smooth process through the terminal building.

Passenger traffic grows by 6% in 2015

Passenger demand continued its positive trend in 2015 with Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) – the country’s largest aviation hub - recording a 6 percent increase as of December 29 compared to corresponding figure last year.

So far 503,717 passengers were processed compared to 477,092 in 2014, revealed Dursatty Mangru-Doodnauth, the airport’s acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

“International passenger arrivals for 2015 are 249,241 or 6percent higher than the previous year, due primarily to more reliable service, additional seats availability and increase flights to existing and new routes,” the acting CEO added.

In the recent past CJIA has seen increase airlift to several destinations including New York City, Miami, Aruba, St. Maarten, Suriname, Jamaica, Panama and Curacao.

Meanwhile, imported cargo for the period under review amounted to 3,485,397 kilogrammes compared to 3,295,977 kilogrammes, which represents a 6 percent increase. 

“Twenty two percent of the cargo is industrial supplies, while 20% is personal effects, 21 percent is for hatching eggs and 13% represents other consolidated cargo,” Ms. Mangru-Doodnauth stated.


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