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Can LIAT survive the REDjet – Caribbean Airlines squeeze play?

“Clearly LIAT will be at a tremendous disadvantage…”

by Adrian Loveridge - Small hotel owner

Like thousands of people around the region, I share the excitement of impending competition and all the benefits hopefully it will bring to us with the launch of REDJET.

Frankly, it could not come at a better time as we face the daunting prospect of near eight month softer summer season.

Our Government should be happy too, as if the majority of those seats transit or are purchased in Barbados they will collect up to a whopping BDS$15 million in ‘departure taxes’ and what could be another BDS$4.37 million in VAT. Continue reading

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