At the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Air Transport Meeting a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by representatives of Guyana and Aruba to induct the procedure to enable direct flights between the two countries. Representing Guyana was Director-General for the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Lieutenant Colonel Egbert Field and for Aruba Acting Director-General, Department of Civil Aviation, Anthony Kirchner. Mr Field noted that the planning commenced months ago since Aruba Airlines indicated intentions to begin flights to Guyana he said, “We must proceed with open skies; that’s the view of this authority. We must go further afield in the signing of not only MOUs, but air services agreements. These instruments are the elements and basis on which airlines could ride on.” He went on to explain, “There must be increased equipment. With this in place, any airline wishing to operate in Guyana is invited to apply to conduct operations. The doubling of air traffic will have a boom for them. GCAA is happy to complete the agreement.” This is in accordance to announcements made by representatives of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority to take advantage of opportunities of air service agreements with the countries who are represented at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Air Transport meeting.