CJIA to be Closed at Nights to Facilitate Construction Works

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CAL to Operate Special Flights out Eugene F. Correia International Using Small Aircraft

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Trinidad and Tobago based carrier, Caribbean Airlines (CAL), is scheduled to operate special flights out of the Eugene F. Correia International Airport as work continues to expand the main airport – Cheddi Jagan International.

According to the Public Relations Officer for the Cheddi Jagan International, Aneka Edwards, as of Friday and until November 2, the runway at the main airport will be closed from 6:00pm to 6:00 am (local time) to facilitate work being done on the runway.

CAL says it will operate small flights between Trinidad and Tobago Eugene F. Correia International during that period, using ATR 72-600 aircraft, which accommodates just over 60 passengers.

“Caribbean Airlines flights out of OGL, will operate as BW 463 and BW 464, and are for passenger re-accommodation only. These flights will not be available for sale,” said CAL.

According to News Source, officials from CAL have already visited the much smaller airport to carry out inspections and prepare for the night flights with the small ATR aircraft.

The other regional carrier, LIAT, already operates two daily flights from the Eugene F. Correia International Airport.

The US$150-millioin expansion project at Cheddi Jagan International is expected to yield two air passenger boarding bridges for arrivals and departures, a 450 seating departure lounge, escalators and elevators in addition to the runway extension that will cater to larger aircraft. (CMC)

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