National Trust of Guyana

Cheddi Jagan International Airport

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The Cheddi Jagan International Airport is located in Timehri on the East Bank of Demerara. The airport was formerly called the Timehri International Airport and was established in 1941 as a US military base during World War II (1935-1949). The base was named Atkinson Field after Major Eric Atkinson, the first commander of the facility. In 1945, the airport started its commercial service and on May 1st, 1969, it was renamed Timehri International Airport. In March 1997, after the death of His Excellency, President Cheddi Jagan, then Prime Minister, Samuel Hinds renamed the airport in his honour.