REDjet CEO announces REDjet's launch in May, but ticket sales will begin in April.
The Management team and staff of REDjet are pleased to announce that as of Wednesday 13th April 2011 REDjet's low fares finally go on sale! Our first flights will launch from the 8th May and will feature frequent trips to our first destinations, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad.
We know that so many you have all been eagerly awaiting our launch and the feedback has been massive. We promised not to disappoint and not only are we launching with fares from US$9.99 one-way excluding Government Taxes and Charges, but we are also launching 250,000 seats for US$49.99 or under!
This truly will be a REDvolution as we aim to lower fares even further and open more routes across the region. Join us on our mission to end high fares so that Everyone Can Fly!
Get online on Wednesday and get your hands on the lowest fares ever seen in the Caribbean and let's turn the Skies RED!
REDjet given the GO-AHEAD
REDjet the Caribbean's low fare airlines have been given the go-ahead by the Barbados Civil Aviation Department, and the Air Transport Licensing Authority as it had awaited licensing approval before it could take to the skies of the Caribbean.
On December 10, the airline's first (of two) introductory McDonnell Douglas MD-82 aircraft named 'Jacqualicious' after an employee, was delivered to REDjet at the Grantley Adams International Airport. On February 01 2011, REDjet's second aircraft 'Hey Jude' was delivered to REDjet at the Grantley Adams International Airport.
The delay in taking to the skies was due the protocols for licensing being meticulously followed as Barbados where the aircraft will be seeking its license will be seeking a CAT #1 rating, according to International Transport Minister, George Hutson.
The minister had also added that, "How we go through the regulatory process towards the Air Operator Certification of REDjet will itself influence the results of this audit."
These sentiments from the minister came from pressure from certain segments of society who questioned the length of time the procedure took in stating, "There are certain segments of the society, many of whom should know better, who seem to be of the view that regulating and licensing an aircraft is as simple as regulating motor vehicle traffic."
REDjet will receive its Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) by the end of April. The AOC requires the operator to have personnel, assets and systems in place to ensure the safety of its employees and the general public.