The disembarking and security screening at Trinidad’s Piarco International Airport of Guyanese passengers in-transit to the US will be something of the past effective November 1, 2013, according to a release today from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri.
The release said that the United States of America Transport Security Administration (TSA) has approved the request for an alternative procedure to be applied for Guyanese passengers transiting in Port of Spain (POS).
Robeson Benn, Minister of Transport said he is pleased with the decision.
“It means that passengers leaving Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) and passing through POS can do so hassle free. The existing process prompted numerous complaints and we had to urgently address the situation with Caribbean Airlines (CAL) officials,” he said in the release.
In August, Benn and Housing and Tourism Minister, Irfaan Ali met with CAL Senior Executives including its Chairman, Phillip Marshall and Chief Executive Officer, Jagmohan Singh to address several concerns with the airline including the treatment of GEO passengers transiting POS.
The release said that Ramesh Ghir, CJIA’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) held a follow-up meeting in Trinidad, and high on the agenda was the re-screening process.