Gloomy Christmas looms for Kopinang as ASL suspends flights

Residents of Kopinang, Region Eight, may be in for a gloomy Christmas following the decision by Air Services Limited (ASL) to suspend flights to the area, due to the state of the Kopinang Airstrip.

 It is alleged, that as a result of this announcement, food and gas prices in the community have increased, leaving residents to face the possibility of a “blue Christmas.”

One resident, who spoke with Stabroek News on the condition of anonymity, explained that works on the airstrip commenced in April of this year and were completed in September. However, even as other companies such as Roraima Airways and Jags Aviation have been using the airstrip to facilitate charters to the community, ASL which serviced Kopinang three times a week prior to the rehabilitation of the airstrip, has suspended its flights to the area.….