Aurora Gold Mine (AGM), located in the north-west of Guyana's Mazaruni Region, has awarded Trans Guyana Airways (TGY, Georgetown Ogle) a FIFO (Fly-In, Fly-Out) contract to ferry personnel to the mine from Georgetown Ogle on Guyana's coast.

According to a press release, TGA was selected from a field of several local carriers that had tendered proposals.

“We are happy we are able to expand our local content by allowing local providers in the aviation industry to provide us the service that we need, thus ensuring that more local players are involved. We are happy to partner with Trans Guyana on this journey,” Peter Benny, Director, Corporate Office and Compliance, said.

AGM began outsourcing its charter requirements after its parent firm, Guyana Goldfields Inc, decided to sell the DHC-6-300 it acquired in 2018. The aircraft, C-GGIR (msn 368), is currently being sold and will leave Guyana around mid-June, the company said. As an interim solution, TGA will provide spill-over flights until the Twin Otter departs.

TGA operates two Beech 1900Ds as well as Cessna (single turboprop) 208B Grand Caravans and BN-2s on scheduled and charter flights throughout Guyana.