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Barbados has recorded a 9.5 per cent increase in arrivals from CARICOM in 2011, with over 35 percent of those visitors coming from Trinidad.
The revelation from Barbados Tourism Minister Hon Richard Sealey, as he addressed members of the media today at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) Annual “State of the Industry” News Conference.
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REDjet, the Barbadian price buster in the airline sector is to obtain a license to include Suriname in its schedule.
Currently the contract is being scrutinized. Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Lackin explains that the national airline SLM had been requested to study possibilities for flights to Barbados.
Chairman of Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL), George Nicholas, has issued what is being considered a veiled threat to beleaguered regional airline, LIAT.
Mr. Nicholas says CAL will gradually cover the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) countries with several flights a day.
LOW-cost Caribbean airline carrier REDjet, which has launched inaugraual flights from Barbados to Guyana, Barbados to Jamaica and Barbados to Trinidad, is expected to touch down in St.Lucia later today.
REDjet yesterday marked the arrival of its 3rd MD-80 aircraft to the REDjet fleet and its home at the Grantley Adams International Airport.
CEO of REDjet Ian Burns says the aircraft named ‘Nickitastic’ represents the life, excitement and passion that REDjet brings to the aviation market.
REDjet, the Caribbean’s Low Fares Airline has announced that it would be flying to St.Lucia from December 16th 2011.
In a Press Release issued today REDjet says after receiving all licenses required to fly to St Lucia they are ready and in time for Christmas and New Year break.
There is no indication when licence applications for REDjet to fly between Barbados and St Lucia, St Kitts, Antigua, St Maarten and Grenada will be granted.