Ogle Airport

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Eugene F. Correira International Airport
Ogle
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Ogle Airport Inc.
Serves Georgetown, Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana
Elevation AMSL 10 ft / 3 m
Coordinates 6°48′26″N 58°06′21″W / 6.80722°N 58.10583°W / 6.80722; -58.10583Coordinates: 6°48′26″N 58°06′21″W / 6.80722°N 58.10583°W / 6.80722; -58.10583
Website ogleairportguyana.com
Map
OGL is located in Guyana
OGL
OGL
Location of the airport in Guyana
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 1,280 4,200 Concrete
Source: GCM[1] Google Maps[2]

Eugene F. Correira International Airport (IATA: OGLICAO: 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 of Guyana. In 2013 LIAT began operations out of Barbados at this airport switching over from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.

The airport was formerly known as Ogle International Airport.

History[edit]

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 a capable of handling smaller business jets as well as regional turboprop airliners such as the ATR-42 operated by Leeward Islands Air Transport (LIAT) and the Beechcraft 1900D flown by Trans Guyana Airways.[4][5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Caricom Airways Paramaribo-Zorg en Hoop
Gum Air Paramaribo-Zorg en Hoop
LIAT Antigua, Barbados
Trans Guyana Airways Paramaribo-Zorg en Hoop,

Other facilities[edit]

The airline Fly Jamaica Airways maintains its Guyana ticket office in the Wings Aviation hangar in the airport.[6] Fly Jamaica Airways serves Georgetown with jet flights operated via the Cheddi Jagan International Airport located south of the city.

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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.liat.com
  5. ^ http://www.transguyana.net/
  6. ^ "Contact Us." Fly Jamaica Airways. Retrieved on March 22, 2015. "Ticket Office Wings Aviation Hangar Ogle International Airport Ogle, ECD, Guyana South America"

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