News Americas, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. Feb. 10, 2014: The United States Embassy in Guyana on Sunday slapped a travel advisory against Trinidad & Tobago-based carrier, Caribbean Airlines.
The Embassy is warning all U.S. Citizens in Guyana traveling on Caribbean Airlines (CAL) to the United States from today, Monday, February 10 through Wednesday, February 12, 2014, to make alternate travel arrangements.
A statement said they have received unconfirmed threat information relating to Caribbean Airlines flights destined for the United States departing today, February 10, 2014.
The message posted Sunday on the embassy’s website gave no details of the potential threat.
Caribbean Airlines for its part issued a statement insisting that special security measures have been put in place.
The airline asssured “passengers and the travelling public that specific layers of security have been added at our Guyana Airport Operations and we are working closely with all authorities to ensure appropriate security protocols are followed to ensure, safe, comfortable and on-time flight departures.”
CAL officials added that all Caribbean Airlines flights are operating as scheduled.
The Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Guyana also issued a statement saying that after being informed of the possible threat, it and the government’s Public Works Ministry called a meeting involving security agencies and others to assess the situation.
Authorities “adopted the highest security posture to protect passengers, crew, aircraft and airport employees and to ensure the continued smooth and safe operations at the airport,” the statement said.