First REDjet aircraft arrives – January 2011 start seems possible
REDjet, the Caribbean’s Low Fare Airline arrived to its home in Grantley Adams International Airport today.
The arrival in Barbados marks a milestone in the development of Civil Aviation and air transport for the island. With the constant development and investments being made by GAIA and the BCAD, it is fitting that REDjet will be using a modern, easy to use airport and operate under the latest global standard in regulations. The airlines first aircraft named ‘Jacqalicious’ will become a permanent feature of the airport and the Barbados skyline and she will soon be joined by a sistership in a few weeks.
Fittingly the aircraft arrives in the middle of International Civil Aviation Week. The airline is working closely under the guidance and scrutiny of the Barbados Civil Aviation Department (BCAD). Chairman Ian Burns said he was excited to be working closely with the BCAD in the delivery of this project, “the Department officials are putting us through a tough but fair process that will ensure that Barbadians can be satisfied that the airline is safe and operating professionally. It is a tremendous responsibility and we don’t take this lightly. We have 100% Commitment to the safety of our passengers, crew and aircraft,” said Mr. Burns.
The aircraft is one of (2) MD-82 aircraft purchased by the airline to deliver a safe and reliable low fares service to the Caribbean.