Trinidad & Tobago government in discussions over new airline

Victoria
By Victoria July 22, 2014 11:56

Trinidad & Tobago government in discussions over new airline

The Tobago House of Assembly (THA) has stated a requirement for a new airline to service the airbridge between the Trinidad & Tobago islands.

THA Chief Secretary Orville London proposed the new airbridge to Finance Minister Larry Howai during a 2015 budget consultation on July 17th.

London said: “I think that one of the issues we did get traction from the Minister of Finance was the delinking of the T&T airbridge from Caribbean Airlines (CAL). Our position is that we are in fact in the present system mixing two types of operations which are incompatible. We are asking Caribbean Airlines to make a profit but, on the other hand, we are accepting the fact that the T&T airbridge has to be subsidised. We are saying that this situation is untenable, it is unworkable and it will create problems for the central government and, of course, the people of T&T.”

London also said: “Our strong recommendation is that we return to a more efficient arrangement which would entail that we have a separate airline running the bridge between T&T where we could deal with all the nuances, we could determine what level of subsidy, we could determine what is the best type of airplane and we can ensure that it achieve the objective with respect to bringing people between the two islands. We are convinced that if we have an efficient airbridge there will be tens of millions worth in benefit to the tourism sector.”

Victoria
By Victoria July 22, 2014 11:56
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