Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New, cheaper airline commences operations in Guyana

Minister Manniram Prashad and REDjet CEO
IAN Burns with the REDjet banner and crew members

The highly anticipated inaugural commercial flight by REDjet arrived yesterday morning at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) from Barbados with 149 passengers on board, including top REDjet officials and representatives of the Barbadian government. Amidst a warm Guyanese welcome, the visitors were greeted by Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Manniram Prashad and a delegation comprising of airport officials, representatives from Digicel and members of the media, as they arrived at Timehri, some for the very first time.
Addressing the gathering assembled at the welcome ceremony, Minister Prashad lauded REDjet’s CEO Mr. Ian Burns for the initiative which has had a great impact on the airline industry since its launch as the Caribbean’s first low fare Airline.
“Today is a very special day in many aspects, and when the idea was made public, no one believed that it was possible REDjet is here and they have delivered on their promise,” he said.
As to the REDjet benefits, Prashad pointed out that apart from providing low cost fares and hassle free travelling, more persons, especially Barbadians, will be encouraged to visit Guyana. Read more.........


  1. This airline will not only see Guyanese leaving the country for the Caribbean but the opportunities for the Citizen of the other Caribbean countries to visit Guyana as well.

  2. Guyana is continually being recognized globally as a tourism destination and with this new airline opening there’s only more room for continued progress in this sector. The Government of Guyana is continuously showcasing their fitness for the leadership of this country through these very many acts of positive and fruitful decision making and developmental strides.