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CONVIASA begins commercial flights to Guyana
Published on February 15, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- CONVIASA launched its first commercial flight to Guyana on January 25, 2014.

The Venezuelan-based carrier is currently operating once weekly flights to Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) out of Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela, where a large Guyanese community is based. Additional flights will be added once the passenger demand increases.

“COVIASA’s entry to the Guyana’s aviation sector is a significant step for us,” stated Robeson Benn, minister responsible for transport. “It has always been our goal to have our travelling public undertake new regional connections at competitive prices.”

CONVIASA has been on a major expansion in Venezuela, South America and the Caribbean – Guyana is the airline’s tenth international destination.

CJIA’s chief executive officer (CEO) Ramesh Ghir stated that CONVIASA’s presence is one step closer in the ministry of public works/CJIA’s plan to transform the Timehri facility into the ‘next generation hub’.

On February 8, the airline brought in and carried out 53 passengers on its flight.
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