In a recent interview, Skerritt said that REDjet should have served as a motivator for developing an atmosphere that would promote intra-regional travel, adding that during its 10 months of business, the airline showed there is a significant demand for such travel.
Mr. Skerritt, who is also Minister of Tourism and International Transport in St. Kitts and Nevis, said that REDjet had been able to make a significant dent in intra-regional travel “which is being stifled by both capacity and ticket prices.”
“So there is no question that Caribbean people want to travel in the region at the right price, … at the right time.” REDjet was a costly experiment for the investors who put REDjet in place, “Skerritt said.
REDjet‘s Chief Executive Officer, Ian Burns, says that there are heartening signals coming from the Barbados Government and that there is hope that a resolution will be found in a short period so the carrier can resume operations.
Earlier this week an official from the Barbados Government indicated that efforts are being made to have REDjet resume operations within a two-month period.
This new developments come two weeks after Burn’s 16th March statement that all operations were on hold indefinitely.