Eugene F. Correira International Airport

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Eugene F. Correia International Airport

Ogle
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorOgle Airport Inc.
Serves Georgetown, Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana
Elevation  AMSL 10 ft / 3 m
Coordinates 6°48′26″N58°06′21″W / 6.80722°N 58.10583°W / 6.80722; -58.10583 Coordinates: 6°48′26″N58°06′21″W / 6.80722°N 58.10583°W / 6.80722; -58.10583
Website ogleairportguyana.com
Map
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OGL
Location of the airport in Guyana
Runways
Direction LengthSurface
mft
07/251,2804,200 Concrete
Source: GCM [1] Google Maps [2]

Eugene F. Correia International Airport( IATA : OGL, ICAO : SYEC) is located on the Atlantic Ocean coast of Guyana, 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) east of the capital, Georgetown, in the Demerara-Mahaica region.

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In 2013, LIAT began scheduled passenger airline flights between the airport and Barbados, thus switching over its former air service into Cheddi Jagan International Airport.

The airport was formerly known as Georgetown-Ogle International Airport and is the second international airport along with the Cheddi Jagan International Airport to serve Georgetown and its vicinity.

History

In 2003 the airport was a local hub shuttling some 50,000 passengers and 1,800 tons of cargo annually. Construction began that year to expand the facility to an international airport, with upgraded facilities for immigration, customs, air traffic control, health and fire service. The lengthened and expanded runway is now in service, and a ceremony to formally open the new airport terminal was held in March, 2007.

OGL received its port-of-entry certification in 2009. It has a Class 1A, 4,200 feet (1,300 m)-long runway made of concrete (07-25). The former runway 07R-25L is now being used as a taxiway only. It operates under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). [3] The airport is capable of handling smaller business jets as well as regional turboprop airliners, such as the Beechcraft 1900D flown by Trans Guyana Airways. [4]

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Caribbean Airlines Barbados
Gum Air Paramaribo–Zorg en Hoop
Trans Guyana Airways All Airports & Airstrips in Guyana, Barbados, Boa Vista, Paramaribo-Zanderij, Paramaribo–Zorg en Hoop

Other facilities

The airline Fly Jamaica Airways formerly maintained its Guyana ticket office in the Wings Aviation hangar in the airport, [5] although Fly Jamaica Airways served Georgetown via Cheddi Jagan International Airport, located south of the city. Fly Jamaica is no longer in business.

Bristow Helicopters operates AgustaWestland AW139 and Sikorsky S-92 helicopters from the airport in support of offshore oil and gas exploration activities.

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References

  1. Airport information for OGL at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. Google Maps - Ogle
  3. Ogle Airport, Inc. Retrieved on 5 September 2010.
  4. http://www.transguyana.net/
  5. "Contact Us Archived 11 March 2015 at the Wayback Machine ." Fly Jamaica Airways. Retrieved on March 22, 2015. "Ticket Office Wings Aviation Hangar Ogle International Airport Ogle, ECD, Guyana South America"