By Kurt Campbell
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Insel Air’s jet – MD80 – along with its pilot braved the rain and secured a smooth landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), just about mid night on Wednesday (June 18), signaling the commencement of its service in Guyana.
The Airline will be flying twice a week out of Guyana (Wednesday/Saturday), to locations including Aruba, Curacao, Miami and Venezuela among others.
The jet arrived with 60 passengers on board, including Insel Air’s Aruba Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Fredrick Nubeor and departed this morning with 80 persons including local journalists.
Nuboer said he has hopes of seeing full flights leaving Guyana soon. He observed that Guyana is a good market and said he was happy to bring new possibilities to the country.
Meanwhile, Captain Gerald Gouveia said it was a special occasion for Roraima Airways, having been the face of the Airline in Guyana, leading up to this time.
He said the introduction of these flights brings a new dispensation to travel and tourism in Guyana and thanked the company for demonstrating trust in his company.
Gouveia said he too was pleased with the skill and ease in which the pilot brought the plane here. The need for a new airport to facilitate such expansions in the local section was also noted.