Red Jet Soars Out of Guyana Next Week
When redjet begins its operations out of Georgetown next week, its flights will be direct flights to Barbados. The airline is still to get the all clear for flights from Georgetown to Trinidad, so persons hoping to cash in on the cheap fares to Trinidad will have to first fly over to Barbados and then get another connecting flight to Trinidad from there.
It remains unclear when the low cost carrier will be able to begin direct flights between Guyana and Trinidad. Many frequent flyers are looking out for that service. Lots of traders and businessmen travel frequently to Trinidad to buy their goods and some have already indicated that they prefer direct flights to Trinidad rather than being forced to go through the hassle that may be awaiting them at Barbados’ Grantley Adams airport.
But Redjet is betting its low fares on the support of all the people of the region. Company executives are convinced that taking into account the current state of the regional economy and travelers looking for a cheaper way out, the airline will be able to stay high above the clouds.
The airline is expected to force the other carriers across the Caribbean to lower their fares. The carriers have already started on some routes. The Guyana government is welcoming the touch down of red jet into the Guyana market. Just this week president Jagdeo held discussions with officials of the carrier. Fares for the airline begin at 9 us dollars and 99 cents. But not all passengers will enjoy that low fare. Only a percentage of seats will be offered for that amount. And the advertised fares do not include taxes and other additional charges.