Kaieteur International Airport
|Operator||Guyana Civil Aviation Authority|
|Serves||Kaieteur National Park, Guyana|
|Elevation AMSL||1,520 ft / 463 m|
Kaieteur International Airport( IATA : KAI, ICAO : SYKA) is an airport serving Kaieteur National Park in the Potaro-Siparuni region of Guyana.
The airport is less than 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) west of Kaieteur Falls.
|Trans Guyana Airways||Georgetown-Ogle|
|Roraima Airways||Georgetown-Cheddi Jagan, Georgetown-Ogle|
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