REDJET To Take Off Next Month

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REDJET, touted as the Caribbean’s low fare airline, will soon be taking to the Caribbean sky.

This was announced by Minister of International Business and International Transport, George Hutson, yesterday during a press briefing at the Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael.

He said the airline will be issued with a commercial licence to operate flights to Guyana, Trinidad and Jamaica and could be flying from as early as May.

"The Civil Aviation department has been over the past few months working with officials from REDJET to meet the requirements of the agency. As such, the airline has satisfied its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) requirements and the Barbados registered airline is expected to be granted its AOC before the end of April," he explained.

Mr. Hutson also revealed that a team from the Canadian firm of Jacobs Consultancy was in the island conducting a study for the Airport Master Plan, which should be completed by August.

"When completed, it will inform decision-making on future construction of the airport and its environs, as well as allow for the continued development of our airport as a major airport in Latin America and the Caribbean over the next 20 years," he added.

The International Transport Minister also announced that the Grantley Adams International Airport had copped another regional honour, winning the Airports Council International’s ???Best Airport under Two Million Passengers in Latin America and Caribbean’.

"An award such as this is further testimony and recognition of what those in aviation are accomplishing to further enhance the sector, while embracing internationally-recognised standards," Minister Huston remarked.

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