Low cost Caribbean airline, REDjet, recently announced five more countries to their list of destinations. St Kitts, Grenada, St Lucia, Antigua and St Maarten have all granted REDjet permission to fly. This brings the total number of REDjet's current destinations to eight, with Jamaica, Trinidad and Guyana the fist approved destinations.
The airline's management also announced the purchase of a new aircraft to join their existing fleet by March, 2012.
President of the Travel Agents Association, Wayne Rodriguez complimented REDjet for ending the region's monopoly system in air transportation. He said, "Airport taxes and government taxes are killing tourism."' He encouraged stakeholder consultation to boost regional and international travel from within the Caribbean.