Teams from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and LIAT Airlines met on Monday at GCAA headquarters in Kingston to discuss regulatory and other operational matters. The meeting came in the wake challenges which the airline is facing causing disruption to their schedule.
There are growing concerns that LIAT’s cancellations and delays can affect Guyana’s hosting of the 28th Inter-sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government which is slated for February 16 and 17 in Georgetown. Guyana’s president, David Granger is currently the chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government.
A press release from GCAA stated that the meeting was a fruitful one and that they received a brief on LIAT’s plans which centered on improving connectivity, operational efficiency and maintaining integrity of the schedule.
GCAA is responsible for aviation regulatory oversight in Guyana, ensuring that approved airlines are providing reliable and quality services to the traveling public.
The forum with LIAT is part of a series of meetings that the authority has been hosting with airlines operating in Guyana. GCAA met with the management team of Dynamic International Airways in December to discuss similar woes that punctuated their operations.
In the meetings, GCAA committed to work more closely with airlines to enhance their quality of services to the traveling public. The authority also challenged the airlines to serve the interests of the passengers.