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September 26, 2019 1:44 pm

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Guyana signs Air Services Agreement with the State of Qatar

Georgetown. September 26, 2019.

On Tuesday September 24, 2019 Guyana signed an Air Services Agreement with the State of Qatar to promote and facilitate airlines of Guyana and Qatar  to operate any number of services between both countries as well as beyond to any third country, with no restrictions on capacity, frequency, aircraft type and routing. This Agreement will create new opportunities for air carriers, enable greater movement of people and goods between the two countries, and benefit the economies and businesses.

The Agreement was signed by the two heads of the respective civil aviation authorities – Mr. Abdulla Nasser Turki Al Subaey, President, Qatar Civil Aviation Authority and Lt. Col. (Ret’d) Egbert Field, A.A, Director General, Guyana Civil Aviation Authority. The signature was done on the sidelines of the International Civil Aviation Organisation 40th General Assembly, Montreal, Canada.

Witnessing the signature were the Minister of Transport and Communications, H.E Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti, Chairman of the GCAA Board of Directors, Lt. Col. (Ret’d) Lawrence London, A.A and other members of both delegations.

This Agreement complements the more than 50 Air Services Agreements Guyana has established with other ICAO States for the development of the airlink among States. It is a closer step in the realization of a strong and reliable gulf carrier operating flights to Georgetown.

Qatar Airways which is headquartered in Qatar and is one of the world’s largest airline, operating a hub-and-spoke network, linking over 172 international destinations across the world, using a fleet of more than 250 aircraft. The cargo arm of the airline; Qatar Airways Cargo is the world’s third largest international cargo carrier.

In the coming months, a delegation from Qatar will be visiting Guyana to explore business opportunities in the aviation sector to establish a presence in Guyana and to strengthen the Caribbean and Latin America network.

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