Guyana-bound passengers from North America transiting Trinidad’s Piarco International Airport will be subjected to refined screening procedures from Wednesday, July 6, 2016. The move is aimed at accelerating the process for passengers traveling to Guyana on Caribbean Airlines.
The announcement came following a meeting with officials from Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) – headed by its Chairman of the Board, Stephen Fraser, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Caribbean Airlines and the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority to discuss the hassle passengers experienced while transiting in Trinidad.
Prior to the new screening process, in-transit passengers were subjected to an arduous security process causing, in many instances, them to scamper to board the connecting flight to CJIA.
Beginning Wednesday, a transit stamp will be placed the boarding passes of all Georgetown bound passengers for easy identification and priority processing through T&T’s security check point. Passengers who were screened in the United States of Americas and Canada will not have to remove their shoes during the re-screening exercise in Port of Spain.
It is stated that the normal screening procedures will apply in the event that the transiting passengers mix or come in contact with unscreened passengers.
Passengers carrying any duty free items that exceed 3.4 ounces will be kept ta the Transit desk and returned on boarding of their flight to Georgetown.
Ramesh Ghir, CJIAC’s Chief Executive Officer said he is pleased with the new development, and commended Caribbean Airlines for pursing options to improve its service for Guyana passengers.