(Trinidad Guardian) Five more Caribbean nations have given permission for low-cost carrier REDjet to operate flights from their countries. This was revealed by REDjet chief executive Ian Burns at a news conference on Wednesday at the Crowne Plaza, Port-of-Spain.
The conference was held to launch the partnership between the airline and shipping company Laparkan Trinidad Ltd. Laparkan will now be responsible for the sale and distribution of REDjet tickets to travel agencies in T&T. St Kitts, Grenada, St Lucia, Antigua and St Maarten have been added to the four countries REDjet currently has permission to operate in.
These are Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad and Jamaica. Burns said that through Laparkan travel agents would now be able to bundle REDjet fares into holiday packages with hotels and other services.
Burns said that despite a few early hiccups, REDjet has already instigated a rapid change in terms of prices for consumers. He said he had been informed that traffic had increased by 83 per cent on Guyana route. In addition to the additional routes REDjet will also be purchasing an additional aircraft in March 2012.