Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Guyana will receive new navigation and weather-prediction systems worth $3.4m to enhance safety at the airport.

The new systems provided by Canadian firm Intelcan Technosystems will allow pilots access to real-time weather reports.

In recent years, the airport has experienced system failures resulting in termination of flights.

The airport’s existing navigation and weather prediction systems are said to be over two decades old and provide only hourly updates to pilots.