Thursday 24 September, 2020

Regional airline launch postponed by bad weather

Trans Island Air 2000.

Trans Island Air 2000.

Inclement weather has put a damper on the official launch of Trans Island Air 2000, a new airline servicing five Caribbean islands.

Barbadian media personnel left the Grantley Adams International Airport this morning to attend a press conference at the Bay Garden Inn in Rodney Bay, St Lucia with Prime Minister Allan Chastanet and TIA 2000 CEO, Bruce Kaufman.

loopcayman Trans Island Air 2000

However weather conditions grounded several officials in Barbados, including Minister of Commerce, Industry, International Business and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, prompting the cancellation of the press conference.

TIA 2000, which began flights on May 29, was set to introduce itself to Caribbean travellers and announce its services that include scheduled and chartered flights to Barbados, St Lucia, Grenada, St Vincent and Dominica.

The aircraft in use are the King Air and the Beech 99, with plans to add a Twin Otter to the fleet.

One-way fares start at USD$49.99 before taxes.

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