Financial Woes Prompt REDJet to Suspend All Flights; CEO Calls for State Assistance

REDjet, one of the Caribbean’s low-cost carriers, confirmed on Monday that flight services remain suspended.

REDjet confirmed that there continues to be discussions designed to resolve the current temporary suspension of flights. REDjet further confirms that the current service suspension is in no way related to aircraft, employees and/or its business model.

“Unlike the heavily subsidised airlines that serve the region, REDjet does not receive any assistance,” said CEO Ian Burns in a written statement. “As indicated, REDjet is hopeful that we will be given a small part of the State assistance others receive, as it will allow us to get our recently approved and exciting new routes established and profitable.”

REDjet has made arrangements with fellow regional carrier, LIAT, for the provision of discounted fares for affected passengers. Customers wishing to do so may contact the LIAT Call Centre at 268-480-5601 or 268-480-5602 to make bookings by quoting their REDjet booking reference/confirmation number in order to be entitled to purchase a new ticket at a special fare.

“We have seen other carriers drastically cut their fares in an effort to shut down REDjet and return to high fares and business as usual with no regard to the negative impact on travellers,” said Burns. “Unlike us, they do not have to be profitable to stay in business.”