(Barbados Nation) LIAT has introduced a security surcharge on tickets in response to rising security demands and spiraling security costs.
The new security surcharge of US$1.25 per one way trip applies to all passengers, including children and infants, on all LIAT flights.
The news came in a press release today from LIAT.
“Heightened airline and airport security over the last ten years has resulted in rising security demands on airlines. Additional security measures at many airports have been introduced including extra baggage searches and increased security around aircraft while on the ground.
“Over the past several years security costs have been climbing and LIAT has been absorbing these costs in an effort to cushion the effects on its customers. With the introduction of the security surcharge, LIAT hopes to recoup some of the additional security costs,” stated the release.
The release also noted that LIAT regards the safety and security of its customers and employees very seriously.
The airline also noted that the carrier joins more than 100 airlines worldwide which have introduced similar charges since 2001.