REDjet expanding flights from T&T to Caribbean

REDjet expanding flights from T&T to Caribbean

(Trinidad Guardian) The low-cost carrier REDjet has now been given the all clear to operate in territories beyond T&T and the territories it received licences for. This, according to Sandra Welch-Farrell & Company, the public relations and human resources consultant for REDjet. The company stated that REDjet has received licences from the T&T Civil Aviation Authority to operate scheduled passenger air services to and from Port of Spain, Trinidad, to Georgetown, Guyana, and Kingston, Jamaica, as intermediate and points beyond T&T. The licences, it said, have been granted in accordance with the agreement between the governments of Barbados and T&T for air services between and beyond their respective territories.    

The company said the Barbados-based airline would announce schedules between Trinidad and Guyana on August 8 and schedules to Jamaica shortly thereafter. But this extensive acquisition would augur well for the low-cost carrier as a number of Caribbean countries continue to express interest in the REDjet. The online article on Caribbean News Digital Web site, “Dominica Winks at REDjet,” yesterday stated that Dominica is the latest Caribbean country to publicly indicate a willingness to provide an operating license REDjet, the region’s first low-cost carrier.

The report said the island’s Tourism Minister Ian Douglas was quoted as saying that the country would welcome every opportunity to increase air transportation, and that if REDjet wanted to forge a relationship with Dominica, “we will really go for it… to ensure we get more persons into the destination.” The report further stated that the Governments of St Kitts-Nevis and Grenada have also said they were interested in the airline providing a service to their respective islands.

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REDjet expanding routes to include Antigua

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) — The new regional budget airline, REDjet, today announced it was expanding its service to Antigua and began selling tickets for flights between Trinidad and Guyana, just days after securing licences under the terms of a bilateral ‘open-skies’ air services agreement.

CEO Ian Burns told Antigua’s Daily Observer that the Antiguan authorities have granted REDjet permission to begin flights to St John’s. The airline plans to inaugurate a direct Antigua-Guyana route “by around early October”, the paper said.

“We are delighted. Antigua is a very important part of the Eastern Caribbean and is like a little hub in itself,” the Observer quoted him as saying.

“We are excited about flying there. We would like to develop some more routes out of there as well. We would see Antigua as a starting point and we hopefully would be going into bigger destinations,” he added.

The announcement of the Antigua approval comes on the day the fledgling carrier began selling seats on a new Trinidad-Guyana service.

Antigua is home to a significant Guyanese immigrant worker population.

Last week, the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority granted the airline licences to operate scheduled services to and from Port of Spain, Trinidad, to Georgetown, Guyana, and Kingston, Jamaica, as intermediate and points beyond Trinidad and Tobago, the airline said.

The licences were granted in keeping an ‘open-skies’ agreement between Port of Spain and Bridgetown that allows for mutual recognition of carriers and automatic permission for air services between and beyond their respective territories.

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Comments

  • anna  On 08/08/2011 at 7:53 pm

    when the cheap airline leaves u behind they will leave ur pocket in the RED just like the jet.

  • C L Barrow  On 08/10/2011 at 1:57 pm

    Whether cheap or not, the people of the caribbean deserves better air service than what is presently available to them.

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