CaribWorldNews, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tues. Sept. 1, 2009: Guyana`s Ogle Airport is set to soon accept international flights.
This was revealed by Head of State Bharrat Jagdeo on August 28 at a dinner hosted by the Private Sector Commission at the Guyana Pegasus Hotel.
Jagdeo indicated that the decision to designate the local aerodrome as an international port of entry was made at the last Cabinet meeting held on August 25th.
However, Guyana`s Minister of Transport and Hydraulics, Robeson Benn, stated that the date for the commissioning has not been identified.
Phase Two of the Ogle Airport development project commenced late last year after a meeting between a group of private investors from the Ogle Airport Incorporated and President Jagdeo at the Office of the President.
The development of the Ogle Airport entailed the extension of the runway from its previous 2,500 feet to a 4,000-5,000 foot runway, the development of a new terminal facility, development of the hard-standing aircraft taxi and parking areas, new and improved drainage, and improved facilities for customs, immigration, air traffic control and health and fire services.
Ogle airport will likely join the Cheddi Jagan International Airport to accept international flights, largely from the Caribbean, Venezuela and Brazil.
The Ogle Airport has been leased by government to the Ogle Airport Inc., which is the private company undertaking the development of the airport.
Ogle Airport Inc. is a consortium of aircraft owners and comprises Trans Guyana Airways, Roraima Airways, Air Services Limited and GFFI.