KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 20, 2019 (CMC) – Transport Minister, Robert Montague, says he is working to have a domestic airline operating in Jamaica, as soon as possible.
“Having a domestic airline is one of my objectives, because I believe that ordinary Jamaicans should have an option of taking… air transport; so I have it as one of my priorities,” Montague said, last Saturday, in an interview.
He said that discussions are under way, with three investment groups, to start a domestic service.
“The market can take up to two, and possibly three. I am leading the effort to have a domestic carrier up and running,” he said, while attending the final in a series of consultations for the crafting of a new National Transport Policy (NTP).
The consultations, held with key stakeholders, will guide the revision of the transport policy, covering air, water, road, railway, and infrastructure and services.
The transport policy revision will identify the issues faced in the development of the sector; the roles of government, the private sector and the numerous authorities operating in the sector; the changes necessary in the regulatory structure; and environment and safety issues.