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Founded in 2006 and started operations in 2011. Low cost carrier (LCC), regional & international, scheduled & cargo, jet airplane services.
Grantley Adams International Airport
Christ Church, Near Bridgetown, Barbados
Barbados was established in 1966, it is an island in the Caribbean covering 430 sq km, has a population of 0.3 million, its capital city is Bridgetown, and its official language is English.
April 2006: Robbie Burns decided to start a low cost carrier (LCC) to serve the Caribbean region.
February 2011: Initially REDjet (RED) sought to start up operations from Jamaica's Kingston Norman Manley International Airport, however, (RED) shifted its main base to Barbados after being denied permission by the Jamaican government to set up its base in Jamaica.
April 2011: The (FAA) announced that Barbados failed to meet regulation standards, which would prevent REDjet (RED) from flying to the USA.
REDjet (RED) began marketing tickets for its flights starting next month.
May 2011: (IATA) Code: RD. (ICAO) Code: RDJ - (Callsign - REDjet).
REDjet (RED) employs 93 people.
Parent company: Airone Holding Ltd, Barbados. (RED) is privately owned and incorporated in St Lucia. Its corporate offices are situated in Bridgetown Grantley Adams International Airport, Christ Church, Barbados, where it opened its first jet airplane base.
(RED)'s initial airports of operation are its base at Bridgetown Grantley Adams International Airport, Christ Church, Barbados; Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Georgetown, Guyana; Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston, Jamaica; and Piarco International Airport, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.
Company slogan: "The Caribbeans Low Fares Airline."
REDjet (RED) offers a charter service to the Caribbean, South and Central America for large local and foreign tour operators and independent groups.
July 2011: REDjet (RED) has received Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority approval to commence Barbados - Trinidad service.
August 2011: REDjet (RED) will start thrice-weekly, Guyana - Trinidad service on September 12, increasing to four-times-weekly on October 2.
March 2012: REDjet (RED) planned to launch Barbados - St Maarten service on May 19.
Later, (RED) ceased operations at midnight on March 16 citing the price cuts of its established competitors as the main reason for its financial difficulties. The low-cost carrier (LCC) had operated two MD-82s and a single MD-83 on an intra-Caribbean network serving Antigua V.C. Bird International airport (ANU), Bridgetown Grantley Adams International airport (BGI), Georgetown Cheddi Jagan International airport (GEO), Kingston Norman Manley International airport (KIN), Port of Spain Piarco International airport (POS) and St Lucia Hewanorra International airport (UVF). It had planned to add St Maarten Princess Juliana International airport (SXM) to its network. REDjet (RED) stresses that it plans to resume operations soon.
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2 MD-82 (JT8D-217C) (1410-49469, /87 8P-ARB "JACQUALICIOUS;: 1418-49471, /87 8P-IGB "HEY JUDE"), (EX-(AAL), EX-(N443AA & N445AA). 149Y.
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RED-ROBBIE BURNS AND DAD IAN BURNS
IAN BURNS, GROUP EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN.
Ian Burns is a former partner of RSM Robson Rhodes, Chartered Accountants and Financial Advisors, with expertise in corporate finance and business development. Ian was made a partner in his original firm, Gorman AGN, in 1980 and was responsible for its strong growth and development successfully leading the sale of the firm to RSM Robson Rhodes in 2004. He resigned from the firm in 2007 as co-founder of REDjet (RED) and to take up the position of Chairman.
ROBBIE BURNS, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) & FOUNDER.
Robbie Burns has a Bachelor of Business Studies in Trinity College Dublin in Ireland and is the founder of REDjet (RED). He previously worked for Digicel starting as a graduate in commercial and financial roles across the Caribbean in the rollout of its services. Working in Business Development, he developed the original concept for the launch of a low cost carrier (LCC) to better serve the Caribbean market.
KEVIN DUDLEY, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER (COO), EX-(BAB)/(BMA)/(VAA)/(SVA).
Kevin Dudley has vast experience in airplane maintenance - commencing with British Airways (BAB) in 1976 as a Licensed Aircraft Engineer (MT) and continuing through many roles in well respected organizations such as Virgin Atlantic Airways (VAA), British Midland International (BMA) and Saudi Arabian Airlines (SVA), working in the Middle and Far East, Africa and the UK. He set up a 737-300 operation for Virgin Nigeria (VNA) and transitioned the operation from outsourced technical services and set up a Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) organization. He has been a post holder as an Accountable Manager and Engineering Director. Additionally, he has held posts as (COO) and General Manager for commercial planning as well as achieving an (MBA) in 2005.
DERMOT RYAN, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO).
Dermot Ryan is a commercially focused and highly experienced Chartered Accountant with a track record as a Financial Director/CFO/Operations Director across a number of sectors including Healthcare, Bookmakers and Retail. His specific experience includes a number of start-up and high growth business units. He is a results-driven professional with experience of working in highly challenging and complex projects and business.
STAN MARKOVICH, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS & CHIEF PILOT, EX-(VAG)/(TAL)
Stan Markovich has over 26 years of flying, with a flawless safety record covering military and civilian operations. He has extensive experience in pilot (FC) and cabin crew (CA) selection and training, Civil Aviation liaison, airline start-up procedures and fleet introductions. He is a former US Navy Pilot and earned letters of appreciation from the White House and (NASA). He worked for Vanguard Airlines (VAG), where he flew and managed the 737 and MD-80 programs and became the Manager of Flight Standards and Director of Training. Subsequently at Transmeridian (TAL), he worked as the MD-80 Program Manager.
JULIEKA HORTON, HUMAN RESOURCES (HR) & FACILITIES MANAGER
Juleika Horton is a Bachelor of Business Administration Candidate at the Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity. She has a certification in Industrial Relations & Project Management, and has been an (HR) Manager and Industrial Relations Practitioner for over six years. Juleika worked with one of the leading Regional Financial Institutions and a reputable Health Institute prior to joining the REDjet (RED) family.
ALICIA LYNCH, SALES & PROMOTIONS MANAGER
Alicia Lynch has over eight years experience in strategic brand management, brand building, advertising and marketing. Alicia holds a B Sc (Hons) from Berkeley College in Marketing. Upon her return to Barbados, she worked in managerial marketing roles spanning the Manufacturing & Distribution, Telecommunications, and Insurance industries. She has been responsible for the sales and marketing of brands such as (MTV), Red Bull, Fuji Film, Slim Fast and the most identifiable regional fast moving consumer goods brand, Pine Hill Dairy.
JOSE "ROBERTO" BARILLAS VILLATORO, MATERIALS & MAINTENANCE MANAGER, EX-(TAC)
Jose ‘Roberto’ Barillas Villatoro graduated from the Universidad Albert Einstein in 1991 as an Electrical Engineer. He spent two stints covering 15 years at one of the leading airlines in Latin America ‘TACA (TAC)’ where he serviced a variety of airplanes including the 737, 767 and A320 airplanes, finally managing Aviotechnology, an aviation repair shop. Subsequent to that, he spent over five years with ExxonMobil as an engineer in El Salvador. In 2009, he joined Millennium Aviation Consultants, a company dedicated to the marketing and sales of diverse parts and services for the aviation industry.