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REDjet eyes Antigua and Brazil – Fuel cost a problem

Jet fuel in Guyana too expensive; REDjet eyes Antigua, Brazil
Written by Denis Scott Chabrol   -Demerara Waves
Tuesday, 16 August 2011 10:12
redjet    EDITOR’S NOTE: REDJET IS NO LONGER IN BUSINESS

Even as REDjet battles high jet fuel prices in Guyana, the Caribbean low-fare airline plans to fly direct to Antigua and Barbuda and Brazil, a senior airline official said.

“The limiting factor for us is that we are prepared to keep investing in Guyana but fuel prices is a major issue here… Guyana is one of the most expensive places in the Caribbean to purchase fuel which makes flights more expensive,” REDjet’s Business Development Manager and co-founder, Robbie Burns told Demerara Waves Online News (www.demwaves.com ).

The airline plans to take advantage of the large populations of Brazilians in Guyana and Guyanese in Antigua and Barbuda to make those routes profitable.   Continue reading