[www.inewsguyana.com] – Come November 1 passengers travelling from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Guyana will not be required to disembark at the Piarco International Airport, Trinidad and pass through security before boarding an aircraft to the United States of America
This comes following the approval of a request for the alternate procedure to be applied for GEO passengers transiting in Port of Spain (POS) by the United States Transport Security Administration (TSA).
In this regard Transport Minister Robeson Benn has expressed great appreciation.
“It means that passengers leaving Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) and passing through POS can do so hassle free. The existing process prompted numerous complaints and we had to urgently address the situation with Caribbean Airlines (CAL) officials,” he said.
In August this year, Minister Benn and Tourism, Industry and Commerce Minister, Irfaan Ali met with Caribbean Airlines (CAL) Senior Executives including its Chairman, Phillip Marshall and Chief Executive Officer, Jagmohan Singh to address several concerns with the airline including the treatment of GEO passengers transiting POS.
Meanwhile, Ramesh Ghir, CJIA’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) held a follow-up meeting in Trinidad, and high on the agenda was the re-screening process.