Passenger demand continued its positive trend in 2015 with Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) – the country’s largest aviation hub – recording a six percent increase as of December 29 compared to corresponding figure last year.
So far 503,717 passengers were processed compared to 477,092 last year, revealed Dursatty Mangru-Doodnauth, the airport’s acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) said in a statement issued by the airport yesterday.
“International passenger arrivals for 2015 are 249,241 or six percent higher than the previous year, due primarily to more reliable service, additional seats availability and increase flights to existing and new routes,” the acting CEO added.
In the recent past CJIA has seen increase airlift to several destinations including New York City, Miami, Aruba, St. Maarten, Suriname, Jamaica, Panama and Curacao.
Meanwhile, imported cargo for the period under review amounted to 3,485,397 kilogrammes compared to 3,295,977 kilograms, which represents a six percent increase.
“Twenty two percent of the cargo is industrial supplies, while 20 per cent is personal effects, 21 percent is for hatching eggs and 13 per cent represents other consolidated cargo,” Mangru-Doodnauth stated.