Operators of interCaribbean Airways, the first airline to get the green light from Barbados to fill the void left by a grounded LIAT, are projecting this country will become a major platform for airline operations in the Caribbean.

In a virtual link-up with tourism officials at The Abidah By Accra Hotel yesterday, founder and chairman of interCaribbean Airways, Lyndon Gardiner, told tourism planners and travel practitioners his aim was to continue to grow Barbados as the regional hub, a point also stressed by Gilles Bussutil, the carrier’s regional customer service strategist.