REDjet reveals details of low-cost Caribbean operations

The Barbados-based start-up LCC REDjet’s first four routes were unveiled last week by the airline’s COO Kevin Dudley, CEO and chairman Ian Burns and marketing manager Alicia Lynch. Flights will operate with two MD82s previously in service with American Airlines.

Details were unveiled last week of the operational plans for REDjet, whose slogan is “The Caribbean’s low-fares airline”. Services will start on 8 May with flights between Barbados and Trinidad, followed within days by three further routes. The airline has acquired two former American Airlines MD-82s, which have been kitted out with 149 seats, giving a comfortable seat pitch of 33 inches, and both of these aircraft will be based in Barbados.

Four non-stop routes unveiled so far

The airline has so far announced and put on sale four non-stop routes within the Caribbean. Fares are from US$9.99 (excluding taxes) and the airline claims that its average fares will be up to 60% lower than those of the competition. It will operate from four airports; Bridgetown (BGI) in Barbados, Georgetown (GEO) in Guyana, Port-of-Spain (POS) in Trinidad, and Kingston (KIN) in Jamaica. The airline’s initial routes are summarised below along with competitor information.

Route Start Date WF Competition (WF, ASF)
Barbados – Guyana 10 May 2011 4 LIAT (14, 50)
Barbados – Trinidad 8 May 2011 7 then 13 Caribbean Airlines (27, 77), LIAT (7, 50)
Barbados – Jamaica 11 May 2011 3 Caribbean Airlines (7, 154)
Trinidad – Jamaica 17 May 2011 4 none
Source: REDjet and OAG Max Online for w/c 9 May 2011
WF: Weekly Frequency
ASF: Average Seats per Flight

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Comments

  1. JackSparrow says:

    http://guardian.co.tt/news/2011/04/20/redjet-s-may-8-flight-jeopardy

    Looks like the Trinidad gov’t/CAA going to stall on granting Redjet permission to help protect Caribbean Airlines. Although CAL already offering specials of USD$160 POS to BGI when before it was USD$300

    • Batman says:

      Ii not the fault of the CAA of T&T it is the fault of the the people in charge of setting up the route rights for the airline. It shows that they have never started up an airline in the caribbean and lack the expreience.

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