More than two years after REDjet ceased flying to Jamaica and other regional destinations, a former director of the airline has admitted that the carrier’s management made mistakes, but he insists that sabotage played a role in its demise.
While not calling names, Ralph “Bizzy” Williams charged that REDjet’s main competitor, LIAT, was allowed to get away with predatory pricing. He added that aviation authorities in some countries put stumbling blocks in the way of the former Barbados-based airline that its collapse was inevitable.
REDjet first tried to set up operations in Jamaica but moved to Barbados after being denied permission by the Jamaican Government. It lasted just under 12 months in the skies and ceased operations on March 16, 2012 after falling into deep financial trouble. Read more