REDjet gets support from Virgin Atlantic

(Barbados Nation) Grounded low-fare carrier REDjet is getting moral support for its recovery from an unexpected source – British airline Virgin Atlantic.

Regional manager of the Sir Richard Branson-owned carrier, Nick Parker, expressed regret at REDjet’s struggles and warned of significant fallout if it doesn’t get off the ground again.

“As an airline that thrives on competition, Virgin Atlantic is disappointed to see the current difficulties REDjet [is] experiencing,” Parker said in a statement issued yesterday.

“The existence of REDjet brings much needed competition to the Caribbean aviation market which will in the medium- to long-term help strengthen their competitors in addition to growing the total passenger market, both intra-regional and international connecting traffic, to everyone’s benefit.

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