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With the expansion of the CJIA Guyana is confident that the tourism sector will benefit – 11th Apr 2013

tourismPositioning Guyana as a South American Hub serving countries in Latin America and international cities around the world, is one of the aims of the Tourism Ministry.

According to Tourism Minister, Irfaan Ali, with the expansion of the airport at Timehri,  Guyana will be in a position to have jumbo-jets and other Boeing Aircraft landing, following the extension of the current runway to 10000 meters.

With construction expected to commence in less than three months, the new airport will see  a two-storied terminal building, passenger loading bridges, more check-in counters and concession spaces.

It’s being built to the tune of 150 million US dollars.

Minister Ali said a delegation from Guyana will be heading to Atlanta, where most of the corporate offices of airlines are located, with the expectation of engaging executives, pitching Guyana as a prospective destination.

The Minister said the airline business, though it might be a risky investment, is crucial, if Guyana’s tourism sector is to take off and grow.
But with DELTA clipping the wings of the Guyana route, Ali believes the partnership is timely.

Caribbean Airlines continues to connect Guyana to several international cities, but passengers have been crying foul over the high ticket costs.

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