Final pair of passenger boarding bridges arrives

– Installation will be done in December, testing in January

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The second and final pair of boarding (air) bridges for the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) have arrived. Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Project Manager Carmichael Thorne revealed to the Department of Public Information (DPI) that the boarding bridges are on site and installation will begin over the next two weeks.

The tested boarding bridges.

“It will take one week for each bridge installation; the foundation is ready for installation after then we’ll begin testing of the bridges. By the end of January everything will be completed,” Thorne explained.

The second pair of boarding bridges will be incorporated alongside the two bridges already in use. According to Thorne one of the bridges will be placed between the two already installed while the other one will be in the north.

Earlier in the year, the new boarding bridges were tested at CJIA to ensure all systems under the passenger treatment/loading conditions are acceptable to allow the identification of final opportunities for improvements ahead of the proposed official opening of the terminal. To date the two bridges are operational.

Ranetta La Fleur.

Photos by Keno George.

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