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[Guyana] Cuban delegation, Roraima Airways explore partnership
- – in areas of direct air transport, tourism
A delegation from Cuba has discussed the possibilities of direct air transport from Havana to Guyana and increased collaboration in tourism with Roraima Airways.
According to a press statement from Roraima, the delegation which was led by Director, International Relations Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Cuba, Dr. Celia Labora Rodriguez, was here for the Guyana Trade and Investment Expo (GUYTIE).
The delegation indicated its interest in further developing commercial ties with Guyana, pointing out that there are several opportunities that would be beneficial to the business communities of both nations.
In welcoming the delegation to Roraima Airways, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Captain Gerry Gouveia pointed to the critical importance of efficient logistics including air transportation for both passengers and cargo.
He drew attention to daily flights by Aruba Airlines to Guyana from Cuba and the hundreds of Cubans who travel to Guyana every week to shop.
Gouveia said the introduction of some non-stop flights between the two destinations would not only boost passenger travel but provide for the movement of cargo, especially items like pharmaceuticals which require quick transport so as to avoid spoilage.
Both Gouveia and Dr. Labora Rodriguez indicated that applications for operating permits for Aruba Airlines to introduce some non-stop flights are currently under consideration by the civil aviation authorities of both Guyana and Cuba.
The two teams also discussed initiatives for the promotion of tourism packages in both destinations and the two are to exchange information and promotional materials which will be shared with tour operators.
Discussions also centred on Guyana’s participation in next month’s Havana International Trade and Investment Fair (FIHAV) and the role Aruba Air could play in facilitating the movement of passengers and exhibits to Cuba.
The delegation thanked Roraima Airways and Aruba Air for assisting in their travel to Guyana for GUYTIE 2018.