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Kaieteur International Airport (KIA)

Kaieteur Falls, Guyana (GY)

IATA CodeKIAICAO CodePKSA
FAA CodePhone
FaxLatitude5.1727548
Longitude-59.4914818Time ZoneAmerica/Guyana (GMT -4:00)
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Kaieteur International Airport Reviews (1)

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Kaiapirt Airstrip

Philip Holzknecht, March 22, 2013 at 10:40 pm

For your information, Kaiapit airstrip as such no longer exists and is not operational or useable for aircraft. It is now used as part of the nearby Sauruan Village. I lived at Kaiapit mission from infancy in 1949 to the early 1970s and visited later in the late 1990s and several houses and coconut trees exist on the northwestern end of the old strip. The airstrip was originally maintained by local prisoners who formed long lines with grass knives [sarep], cutting the kunai grass [alang alang - Imperata cylindrica] by hand as the line moved forward. The strip catered for both government and mission air traffic, and was used commercially mainly by Qantas in the early post war years. Mission aircraft supplied the mission and moved people to where they needed to go. The building of bridges over the Leron, Umi and other rivers resulted in the development of the Highlands Highway and the Kassam Pass. Road traffic obviated the need for an air strip, though it continued to be used periodically until the government station was moved to Mutsing in the middle of the Valley and on the Highway itself

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