Trinis Calmly Accept Losing (CAL) – REDjet awarded Green Light via Legal Action, Jamaica to follow suit shortly

Trinidad has a new Transport Minister, this incarnation appears to realise the people-power and economic reality of an open market within this region, according to Caribbean 360;-

Devant Maharaj issued a statement yesterday confirming earlier media reports that the court action brought by the operators of Airone Limited, trading as REDjet, against the Civil Aviation Authority of Trinidad and Tobago and Amral Mohammed, in his capacity as Chairman of the Air Transport Licensing Authority of Trinidad and Tobago, has been settled on terms which are mutually acceptable to all parties.

The terms of the settlement remain private as between the parties,” he said.

This is Timehri, soon Piarco will be added – how far is Sangster?

We are certain that the consuming public in Trinidad and Tobago and the region would welcome a choice in air travel at this time. It is reflective of this country’s commitment to the region and to the development of our CARICOM partners,” Maharaj added.

A sight once peculiar to Georgetown, now to be quite regular through the rest of the Caribbean as more islands adopt a low-fares Carrier as part of their travelling menu!

The Barbados-based carrier had planned to have its inaugural Trinidad and Tobago flight on May 8, but failed to get permission in time. It then faced several delays and obstacles, including alleged concerns about safety and authorities admittedly trying to protect the interest of Trinidad and Tobago’s Caribbean Airlines (CAL) which has taken over Air Jamaica.

The regulatory authorities are now satisfied that…the stringent regulatory requirements including safety have been met and are complied with.” REDjet has not yet announced when flights will start and up to this morning bookings could still not be made, but the Trinidad Express newspaper reported over the weekend that flights will begin on July 28.

An official statement is to be issued tomorrow which coincides with the launch of REDjet’s website‘s added features now Port Of Spain is part of the choice for consumers, choice – a right for all people everywhere!

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