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As Bloomberg reports, ‘The Panama Canal, handling 5 percent of world trade, may change how it calculates tolls for ships carrying energy cargoes to boost traffic once a US$5.25 billion expansion is complete in 2015.’ Continue Reading
Project of National Importance
Jamaica’s Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Anthony Hylton has said that the Government is fully behind this new project to position Jamaica as a logistics hub. In signalling its full support for the project the Government has elevated the status of this project to national priority, pointing out that the logistics hub initiative must be viewed as a flagship project, this according to a release from the Jamaica Information Service. Continue Reading
Fly Jamaica Airways received its air operating certificate in September 2012 from the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA). The certificate is its licence to operate as an airline. In late December 2011, the airline received clearance from authorities in the United States, which determined that the airline has the capital to operate and just two weeks ago, Fly Jamaica finalised its operating schedules out of JFK.
Tai said the airline will offer convenient and reliable service aimed at meeting the needs of its clients, especially those in the Jamaican diaspora. Fly Jamaica Airways will operate four flights weekly from Kingston and services will include two checked bags, free meals on all flights and service in all cabins.
Chief Operating Officer Captain Lloyd Tai
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Plans to Operate as a Standard Airline
The Jamaica Observer reports;
NEW local airline company Fly Jamaica will make its first commercial flight on January 25 — from the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston to JFK Airport in New York. Continue Reading
There may still be hope for the embattled airline REDjet as Barbadian Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, indicated that he is prepared to meet with the airline’s executive to discuss its future. The Million Dollar MoneyMax Question is: Why did he take so long? Continue Reading
Even as one new Caribbean airline whines about its ability to stay afloat, we are getting word that “Passenger numbers in Latin America and the Caribbean are expected to almost triple from their 2010 figures in 18 years.
The number of visitors is expected to jump from 145.9 million in 2010 to 438.9 million in 2030, according to a recent reported entitled “Aviation: Benefits Beyond Borders.” Continue Reading
We would love to join everybody in rooting for the underdog, for the dream of low costs fares and all the grand idealistic dreams that REDJet used to represent. However, it would be impossible for us to do that and remain genuine.
As we speak, REDjet continues to negotiate with relevant authorities to get itself a chunk of government subsidy. While we wish the company all the best, its action has crushed almost all the respect we had for it, for at least 5 reasons. Continue Reading
Out of the blue, without warning, when everyone thought there was peace and safety – BAM – REDJet cancelled all its flights indefinitely last week. Despite all their fluff, it was clearly a calculated move to force its government to give it some financial assistance.
While REDJet may get what it wants in the short-term (government subsidy) – it is in danger of losing what is really valuable in the long-term: the loyalty, trust and support of people all across the Caribbean that were rooting for the underdog. Continue Reading