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REDjet in Grenada from December

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

REDjet in Grenada from December

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – The Barbados-based low budget airline REDjet will fly the Grenada skies from December, according to Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Peter David.
The local air transport license board has approved REDjet’s application which followed the all clear from the Antigua-based Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA).
“REDjet has applied and we have granted approval to them through the air transport board. It has given that approval to REDjet,” David told a news conference Tuesday.
“We believe the addition of all airlines to our fleet of airlines that fly to Grenada is good for our tourism industry”.
REDjet has indicated that the service will begin on December 1 with three weekly flights also linking Trinidad and Barbados.
“We have approved the REDjet application on the basis that they are adequately stocked to fly but also from the tourism stand point we believe that more travel in the region is very good for our economy” David explained.
“They are those who would argue between REDjet and LIAT, we are not of that view. We believe REDjet can fly and LIAT can also fly. We need LIAT but we need to ensure that there are more available flights through the region and particularly more affordable flights in the region,” David said.
REDjet operates flights to Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados. (CMC)