CJIA aerodrome to be closed periodically in October

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Aircraft operations at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) will be interrupted during the last two weeks of October to facilitate the amalgamation of the existing main runway to the new taxiway kilo.

The runway is being extended from 7,500 feet to 10,800 feet.

In light of this, the aerodrome will be closed from 18:00hrs and 06:00hhrs, on specific days, between October 13 and 31, 2017 to complete this phase of the US$150M expansion project.

This decision was made following several rounds of meetings and consultation with airlines officials and other aviation stakeholders.

According to a statement, CJIA’s Chief Executive Officer, Ramesh Ghir said the airport’s management is eagerly looking forward to this new phase of the expansion work where a new taxiway will be constructed to connect the new Remote Parking Apron to the Main Runway.

“The Project Team is working zealously to ensure that this task is completed in a timely manner so as to minimize the impact on aircraft flight operations,” Ghir said.

The entire project, when completed, will see a transformation of the Timehri facility including a new Arrivals Terminal Building, two boarding bridges with the provision to install an additional two at a later stage, increased duty-free shops and parking facilities and a renovated Departures Terminal.

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