GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Apr. 17, (CMC) – Minister with responsibility for the tourism sector, Catherine Hughes, says Guyana’s vibrant, local aviation sector will help in the development of the country’s tourism sector .
Hughes made the comment as Air Services Limited (ASL), in celebration of their 50th anniversary, launched a flagship rebranded helicopter at the Ogle International Airport.
“Guyana has a unique advantage with the beauty given but, the drawback is that accessibility is hindered since it is impossible to experience Guyana’s true beauty with vehicles,” Hughes stated.
Also attending the unveiling ceremony was National Air Transport Association (NATA) President, Annette Arjoon-Martins, who said ASL is proud to be a part of the (Guyana’s Independence) Golden Jubilee celebrations and is committed to the development of the tourism industry.”
The helicopter is designed with Guyana’s flag and the Golden Jubilee logo. “It will be available during the Jubilee celebrations for tours to local resorts, Kaieteur Falls and aerial tours at GUYEXPO,” Arjoon-Martins explained.
She said the growth of ASL was a direct result of a pioneering spirit, extremely hard work, a lot of sweat and sometimes even tears.
“It took a very long time but like the mighty jaguar which adorns our jubilee logo, our endurance and strength got us to where we are 50 years later,” she added.