Smooth ride on Redjet
OVER 115 eager passengers, including tourism representatives, members of the media, business people and other officials from Barbados flew into Guyana yesterday morning on Redjet during its inaugural visit to that country.
Flight RD 291, which departed the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) at about 10:10 a.m., touched down at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Georgetown at approximately 11:20 a.m. to a warm welcome.
Before departing Barbados, however, the low-cost carrier welcomed on board its first youngest and oldest flyers who told the MIDWEEK NATION they were very excited to be travelling with that airline.
Elijah Dawson, four, showing off his Redjet toy car, said he was eager to get on board the flight and he was very happy. “Redjet, Redjet, Redjet,” he chanted.
Dawson’s mother Nicola Hollingsworth said she was taking him to visit his father after three years.
“I am very eager. It is a new airline and the prices are good. So I want to get the experience. I fly with the other airlines so I want to see which is the best now,” she said.The eldest passenger Janet Henry, 62, who was first to board the flight, said her last trip to Guyana was in 2009.
“I am happy for this. I will be travelling regularly now. I am Guyanese and I have my relatives back home and I would like to go more often to see them. I had no troubles with Redjet. Everything went smooth. I am anxious to get to Guyana on Redjet,” she said, noting that her family would be travelling via that airline in the future to visit her in Barbados.
President of the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA), Colin Jordan, said he too was very “eager to get on Redjet and see what it is about”.
Meanwhile, taking the trip back to Barbados was first-time traveller Barbara Ferrier, 31. The security guard said for years she wanted to travel but could not afford it.
“I am looking forward to having a nice time. I am on vacation for three weeks. I chose Redjet because it is so cheap. I will be travelling again and it will be with Redjet,” she said with a chuckle.
From checking in to boarding, flying to landing and disembarking the aircraft, the transition was described by many as smooth and hassle-free.The airline will be having four commercial flights per week to Guyana with hopes of having a daily flight in the future. (MM)