Minister of Business Dominic Gaskin believes that the “arbitrarily” implemented fees at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri will have a negative impact on the local tourism sector.
Speaking to Stabroek News yesterday, Gaskin said, “People book flights based on price and if you charge US$20 more, it will have an impact. Countries who know this, they don’t just raise arbitrarily, they do all kinds of assessments to decide on how it will impact the industry.”
Stabroek News reported last week that Caribbean Airlines had advised travellers that the CJIA has increased its airport security fee and introduced a passenger service charge, which are effective from April 1st. In a press release, the airline said the CJIA has advised all airlines that the fees are to support the improvements at the airport…..