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CAL flights on schedule out of Guyana

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

CAL flights on schedule out of Guyana

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – The Trinidad-based Caribbean Airlines (CAL) said today there had been no cancellations of its flights in and out of Guyana following a warning by the United States of “unconfirmed threat information” relating to its flights destined for the United States.
“This is to confirm all our flights out of Guyana and into Guyana today are operating on schedule. Our flight this morning to JFK Airport (New York) has already operated as schedule,” said CAL communication manager Clint Williams.
He said the airline was reminding the travelling public “that we do have in place all the necessary and appropriate security systems to address any issues being raised.
“I can also confirm there has been no specific rise in cancellations. Most of the people who were booked to fly on today’s flights have travelled, which of course is an indication of the assurance they have with our security and safety procedures,” Williams added.
The Cheddie Jagan International Airport (CJIA) said that it has “since adopted the highest security posture to protect passengers, crew, aircraft and airport employees and to ensure the continued smooth and safe operations at the airport”.
The CJIA said it was urging passengers and other airport users to be on the “lookout for any suspicious activities or occurrences and report same to an airport security official” adding that the heightened security posture would remain in place over a number of days until such time as the threat is no longer deemed valid.
The United States Embassy in Guyana in a statement posted on its website Sunday said that the threats were for flights “departing on Monday, February 10, 2014”.