Caribbean Airlines plans to increase fares incrementally – 12th Apr 2013
In an email which was sent out to travel agents locally the airline sales and marketing manager Dion, Innis noted that from April 16th the base fare on each ticket will increase by 20 US dollars, and from July 1 there will be an increase by another 10 US dollars for a one way seat.
In other words, if a passenger wishing to travel from Guyana to Trinidad and Tobago from the April 16, will have to spend an additional 40 US dollars on the base fare. This exclude all taxes and other fees associated with the airline and airport duties.
And if you think this is all, there is an additional 15 percent changes on all tickets sold.
Capitol News understands that some agents and travel agencies are not happy with the news of the increase in fares, saying that people will not be encouraged to travel because of the high ticket costs.
Caribbean Airlines scheduled hike of its base fare comes just months after being designated the national Flag Carrier of Guyana.
Earlier in the week Minister of Tourism Irfaan Ali chided the airline for not being able to provide adequately, to meet the demands for passengers who were wishing to come home for the Easter Holiday.