The phased reopening of Guyana’s international airports has been delayed again as the Government has extended the national measures to combat the spread of COVID-19. The airports will now remain closed until the end of September. There was a plan for a reopening in early September.
In a statement today, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority indicated that while the airports will remain closed to regularly scheduled services, repatriation and other special flights will be allowed.
Eastern Airlines is expected to operate a number of repatriation flights to and from the United States in the month of September. Caribbean Airlines will operate a flight from Trinidad and Tobago on the 9th September.
Guyana’s International Airports at Timehri and Ogle have been closed since March with only repatriation and other special flights, including cargo flights being allowed.
There have been more than 15 repatriation flights in the past month bringing home hundreds of Guyanese nationals.
The airline industry continues to feel the squeeze from the pandemic globally with several airports still closed and some airlines being forced to lay off thousands of workers.
Guyana continues to see the steady increase in COVID-19 numbers and deaths.