REDjet still grounded in Jamaica

REDjet, the Caribbean’s Low Fares Airline, announced today that they are still unsure when they will be able to commence service to and from Jamaica and cited regulatory delays as being a factor.

REDjet Business Development Director, Robbie Burns said, “It is lamentable that passengers have been inconvenienced and we share in their frustration.  Whilst we were given previous approval by the Civil Aviation Authorities to conduct activities on May 5, a subsequent decision was made that we wait until the next convening of the Air Policy Committee in Jamaica on May 26th when a further confirmation would be given.  I do believe there is some measure of protectionism being exercised as REDjet has met all regulatory requirements in every territory and there is an unexplained delay in affording REDjet the rights and privileges to which the airline is entitled by air services agreements that exist between all countries involved”.

REDjet has also not received any feedback from government authorities in Trinidad, namely the Ministry of Works and Transport, following last Thursday’s Cabinet meeting when Min. Jack Warner advised that the airline would have word on whether or not they would be able to fly on Sunday 15th May.

REDjet has successfully been operating flights into and out of Guyana with a steady complement of passengers on all flights.

REDjet continues to assure passengers that everything is being done to ensure that full operations can commence as soon as possible and remain committed to making sure that ‘Everyone Can Fly!”



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