Monday, April 11, 2005
A regional aviation expert suggests the best option for Caribbean airlines to become viable is for them to merge.
Jamaican-born John Paul Clarke, a lecturer in aeronautics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said, the region needs to start thinking of itself as an entity and embrace the benefits that can be derived from such a move.
Clarke has been an adviser to Air Jamaica in the past.
The Trinidad and Tobago government has appointed a six-man team to examine the needs of its air transport industry, and determine if the country needs a State-owned airline or whether other international airlines could fill the demand.