Int’l air transport body objects to manual collection of new CJIA fees

-calls for clarity on how rates were set

IATA’s Regional Vice President Peter Cerda

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has voiced concern over the recent implementation of the new fees at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation (CJIA), at Timehri.

In a statement issued yesterday, the IATA, which represents some 290 airlines comprising 82% of global air traffic, called for immediate dialogue with the management of the airport and the Ministry of Public Infrastructure on the implementation process related to the introduction of the passenger service charge and the increase in the government-mandated airport security fee.

It added that the continued refusal by the airport operator to cooperate with IATA on both the proper calculation and implementation of such fees and charges has now led to a situation where airlines have been forced to manually collect the additional amounts from both arriving and departing passengers…..

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