Good old Adrian Loveridge posted the below comment early Monday morning.
Before we get to Adrian’s comment, jog our memories for us… didn’t Barbados Minister of Tourism Noel Lynch just promise that airfares were coming down soon?
Oh yes… now I remember. Lynch said that only yesterday…
“(Tourism Minister Lynch) said the local tourism partners met with LIAT on Friday and a drop in prices was expected.” Quoted yesterday, June 24, 2007 – The Nation News
Take it away, Adrian…
Well you heard it on the news (StarCom 7.30am today).
Mark Darby, CEO of LIAT stating that airfares CANNOT come down without (further) Government subsidies!
What the heck has the taxpayer been doing for years?
$40 million (check if thats BDS$ or US$) from the Barbadian taxpaper alone according to the Prime Minister.
Never mind the 62 employees per aircraft.
My thoughts are not a cent more, Mr Darby, until we see a credible business plan.
Its almost back to a monopoly and we all know from bitter previous experience what that means.
Take it or leave it service.
Its over to you Minister Lynch, before you allow Intra Caribbean tourism to become an extinct species!