News Americas, PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Thurs. April 21, 2011: A carrier promoting itself as the low cost alternative for travel between Trinidad, Barbados, Jamaica and Guyana has been ordered to cease all advertising.
REDjet has been told by Ramesh Lutchmedial, director general of the Civil Aviation Authority of T&T that it must quit advertising its fares to the three destinations to which it had been marketing its $63 rate until it had received the required permission from the relevant authorities in T&T.
The comments come after Works and Transport Minister Jack Warner said “nobody has given REDjet permission to fly into Trinidad.”
Warner said the airline had not yet approached the Airports Authority of T&T for permission to operate there even though it announced a May 8th flight and is continuing to advertise the rates and services on its website.
REDjet said in a statement on Monday, after Warner’s comments, that it had received all the required regulatory approvals from the Air Transport Licensing Authority of Barbados under the Air Services Agreements between that country and other states, including the agreement between Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, to commence current commercial activities.