CONVIASA officially commences operation at CJIA

27th January, 2014

TIMEHRI - CONVIASA launched its first direct commercial flight to Guyana Saturday January 25, 2014.

The Venezuelan based carrier will be operating twice weekly flights to Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) – out of Puerto Ordaz where a large Guyanese community is based.

“COVIASAs investment to the country’s aviation sector is a massive step for us,” stated Robeson Benn, Minister for Transport. “It has always been our goal to have our travelling public appreciate new destinations at competitive prices.”

CONVIASA has been on a major expansion in Venezuela, South America and the Caribbean – Guyana is the company’s 10th international destination.

CJIA’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ramesh Ghir stated that CONVIASA’s presence is a one step closer in Public Works/CJIA’s plan to transform the Timehri facility into the ‘next generation hub’.

“I predict that CJIA will become a powerhouse in the foreseeable future. Hence the need for the airport expansion,” he added.

On November 24, 2013, CONVIASA’s President Luis Gustavo Graterol Caraballo, at an inaugural flight ceremony at CJIA, expressed gratitude to Guyana for affording the airline the opportunity to expand its commercial operations.