Just ten months after its launch, Barbados-based discount airline REDjet has ceased operations and is seeking government aid to resume business. The airline was unable to compete effectively against state-backed rivals. “We have seen other carriers drastically cut their fares in an effort to shut down REDjet and return to high fares and business as usual with no regard to the negative impact on travelers,” the airline said in a notice on its website, announcing the cessation of flights at midnight Friday “until further notice.”

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