REDjet unlikely to return to the Caribbean skies
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday April 2, 2012 – All appears to be lost for Barbados-based carrier REDjet.
This comes as Barbados suspended the airline’s Air Operators’ Certificate (AOC) with effect March 20, four days after the airline suspended all flights to its nine destinations, and Trinidad’s revocation of its licence to fly to that country by the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority.
According to reports, this chain of events sealed the airline’s fate, making it even more unlikely for its return to the skies after a mere 10 months in the air.
It also means that the airline’s 90 employees will have to seek other forms of employment.
Directors of the airline, as well as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ian Burns, have indicated that the airline needs an $8 million injection to remain in the skies.
However, there are some who still hold the view that all is not lost for the airline, as the Guyana and Antiguan governments pledge their continued support of the airline.