April 18, 2021

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Guyana signs Open Skies pact with Suriname

Public Works Minister, Juan Edghill (seated at left) and Suriname’s Transport Minister Albert Jubithana signing the agreement yesterday. (Ministry of Public Works photo)

Public Works Minister, Juan Edghill (seated at left) and Suriname’s Transport Minister Albert Jubithana signing the agreement yesterday. (Ministry of Public Works photo)

Guyana and Suriname yesterday signed an Open Skies pact allowing for easier travel between the neighbouring states.

A release from the Ministry of Public Works said that the agreement was signed in the Savannah Suite of the Pegasus Hotel. Signing on behalf of Suriname was Albert Jubithana, Minister of Transport, Communication and Tourism and on Guyana’s behalf, Public Works Minister, Juan Edghill.

“In this Open Skies Agreement, we have agreed to remove all restrictions on Market Access, capacity and pricing to create for a more open market and to give route rights to our respective airlines,” Edghill added.

Given that Suriname has strong connectivity to Europe and the Dutch Caribbean and Guyana is connected to the Caribbean and North America, the airlines operating in both countries can benefit from traffic and growth opportunities, the release noted.

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