Barbados' TIA Launch in Rodney Bay Postponed by Bad Weather

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Barbados' TIA Launch in Rodney Bay Postponed by Bad Weather

Unread post by bimjim » Fri Jun 16, 2017

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Barbados' TIA Airline Launch in Rodney Bay Postponed by Bad Weather
14 June 2017

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.

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.

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Re: Barbados' TIA Launch in Rodney Bay Postponed by Bad Weat

Unread post by islandflyer » Sat Jun 17, 2017

Soooo..... did the show go on?

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Re: Barbados' TIA Launch in Rodney Bay Postponed by Bad Weat

Unread post by bimjim » Sat Jun 17, 2017

Officially, they are saying that GAIA was closed for 2 hours and that prevented the "publicity flight" with Mr. Big-Up Minister and pals leaving St. Lucia for the triumphant return of His Prodigal Sonliness. In fact, I am reliably informed that during that exact time a SVG Air Twin Otter did a couple of holds, tried an ILS approach and landed, apparently they had the runway in sight from about 6 miles out.

I guess you can't have a Minister getting his shaved-bald head wet AND having a photo taken of that awful sight.

Given the individuals involved, I would not have been surprised if there had been a call from a certain person in St. Lucia to a certain person in Barbados ordering the entire airport closed until the rain had passed so that the arrival of his Royal Highness' Pompous Fatassity could be properly photographed, reported, publicised and fawned upon by any number of nearby derriere-kissing DLP yard fowls.

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