CJIA records 90% increase in passenger arrivals for September

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Passengers at the CJIA. [File Photo]

The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) experienced an increase of 90% in passenger
arrivals for September 2022 when compared to September 2021.

During the month, the airport processed 31,050 international passengers.

This notable increase in passenger arrivals is evident in the influx of visitors for the
Cricket Carnival activities.

Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ramesh Ghir said, “This is the highest number ever
recorded for September. I believe the enthusiasm behind the cricket carnival
activities is responsible for these numbers we are seeing, today.”

Ghir noted that, “During this period, our overall objective was to ensure an
efficient, hassle-free arrival process. We worked with our stakeholders to put
systems in place to avoid any delays.”

Additionally, he said, “We are pleased to support President Irfaan Ali’s vision to
celebrate, promote and market our rich vibrant culture, especially during the
cricket carnival period.”

The CEO added, “Our airport is one of the first points of entry into Guyana and
therefore, we have an important role to play in creating a lasting first-impression
for our visitors.”

Cricket Carnival is being held under the ‘One Guyana’ banner, which aims to bring
people together and unify the country.