Barbados PM agrees to meet with REDjet

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday March 26, 2012 – Barbados Prime Minister, Mr. Freundel Stuart, has agreed to meet with management of low-cost carrier, REDjet.

According to reports Mr. Stuart has however cautioned the airline that the meeting was not an indication that government was willing to subsidise the airline.

REDjet suspended all of its flights on March 16 stating that it needed $8 million in assistance to return to the skies.

However, the Prime Minister stated that the airline’s contribution to regional travel could not be under-estimated as CARICOM was Barbados’ third largest market.

Government officials are in discussion with REDjet management, and Mr. Stuart has given the assurance that the entire picture will be taken into consideration before a final decision is made. Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)