Over two hundred students from the North Georgetown Primary School were given a grand tour of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) terminal building and aircraft museum on February 12 – kickstarting a busy tour season at the Timehri facility.
During the next six weeks, 20 plus schools – nursery, primary and secondary – have booked slots to visit the country’s main port of entry which processes close to 600,000 passengers last year.
The tours are being facilitated by the Customer Service Representatives (CSRs).
While the highlight of the tour is the DC-3 Museum, a fully outfitted 30-seater aircraft, students are given the opportunity to see the operations in Arrivals and the Check-In Halls.
Students are also quizzed on their knowledge of the airport and the aviation sector.
“It is something that we are trying to mold their young minds. Aviation is an exciting field and we want these students to realize that,” Aneka Edwards, CJIA’s Public Relations Officer said.
To this end, a five minute feature is in production to show students some of the exciting career choices CJIA has to offer.
Additionally, brochures of the DC-3 are distributed to teachers, parents and students.