Conviasa to make weekly flights to Guyana

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Conviasa to make weekly flights to Guyana

Unread post by bimjim » Sat Mar 08, 2014 ... to-guyana/

Venezuelan airline, Conviasa to make weekly flights to Guyana
March 8, 2014

Government has announced that Venezuelan airline Conviasa will be making weekly flights to Guyana. Presidential Advisor on Governance Gail Teixeira made the disclosure yesterday at the weekly post cabinet press briefing. Teixeira is currently filling in for Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon who is ill.

According to Teixeira, government had approved the request of the airline during its last Cabinet meeting which is held every Tuesday. Teixeira explained that the airline will operate non- scheduled air services to Georgetown. She noted that Cabinet only facilitated the approval and all other technical arrangements will be handled by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority.

Last year the Venezuelan airline, made its inaugural day at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri, starting a direct service from Puerto Ordaz to Georgetown, Guyana.

The airline, which is located at the Simón Bolívar International Airport in Venezuela, is the largest airline in that country, operating services to domestic destinations in the Caribbean and South America.

Minister of Public Works Robeson Benn had stressed that the move has strengthened relations between Guyana and Venezuela.

Before the inaugural flight, President of Venezuela Nicholas Maduro and his Excellency Donald Ramotar had signed a Memorandum of Understanding which agreed that the two countries will have air transport links.

CJIA’s Chairman Ramesh Dookhoo had said that many persons from the private sector were looking for an easier way to get to Venezuela to conduct business; hence this new airline will be of great help. He pledged to assist in marketing the airline and ensuring that the seats are filled when leaving Guyana.

Within the last year two airlines had tapped into Guyana’s aviation market. The airlines included Fly Jamaica which began servicing the Guyana- New York route via Jamaica. Travel Span began their service last December with the same route but only directly from Georgetown to New York.

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