Over 800 students experience CJIA’s operations


[www.inewsguyana.com] – During the past five weeks, over 800 students were able to get a glimpse into the world of aviation and its operations at the country’s main port of entry.

DSCN4980_1Students, teachers and parents were taken in guided tours of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) during the month of February and March.

The highlight of the tours for the nursery and primary school students was the DC-3 Museum– a fully outfitted 30-seater aircraft.

The DC-3 soared to the skies in December 1953. In all, 16,079 were manufactured with approximately 200 still used in commercial operations in 2009.

Additionally, tours are also given to the Terminal Building which included the Immigration Arrivals; Customs Arrivals; Baggage Conveyor Belts; Check in Hall and the Viewing Gallery. 

The Airport’s Customer Service Representatives (CSRs), Duty Officers (ADOs) and Aviation Security Officers (ASOs) facilitated the informative tours.

According to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ramesh Ghir, the excursions have been a tradition for the airport for over a decade.

“To see the enthrallment on the faces of the young one is priceless, and we are happy to give them that opportunity to see how we operate,” he said.

Grove Nursery; Success Elementary; Philadelphia Primary, Linden Academy, No. 48 Primary School and Kuru-Kururu Primary Schools were among several to visit the Timehri facility.

From its inception approximately 15,000 students have visited the Timehri facility.



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