Threat level lowered at Cheddi Jagan Airport

Threat level lowered at Cheddi Jagan Airport

One week after a U.S Government travel advisory forced officials in Guyana to raise the terror threat level at the Cheddi Jagan Airport, the Ministry of Public Works and the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) have decided to lower the threat level from high to moderate which they describe as an indication that officials no longer think that a disruption is imminent.

A telephone call was received in Barbados in connection with a specific threat to a Caribbean Airline (CAL) flight scheduled for Monday, February 10, 2014. The US Government through its local embassy warned American citizens against traveling on any Caribbean Airlines flights for three days.

Guyana launched a full scale security response to ensure the safety of passengers, airport employees and aircraft, according to the Transport Ministry.

 The airline also increased its security and passengers traveling through the airport were subjected to 100% searches.

The Transport Ministry has said that although the threat level has been lowered, security measures will remain stringent.

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