Thursday, April 25, 2024

CAL removes fuel surcharge


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State carrier Caribbean Airlines has announced the immediate removal of fuel surcharges on all routes between North America and the Caribbean, and within the Caribbean. 

George Reeleder, vice-president of Commercial and Customer Service, said in a statement, “This is great news for Caribbean Airlines customers. With the reduction in jet fuel prices we have removed the surcharges as they were only ever planned to be of temporary nature.”

 The fuel surcharge was introduced to cover additional costs when the price of fuel was over US$100 per barrel, CAL said.

United States oil prices have been hovering around US$80 a barrel.

CAL’s surcharge on flights has been between US$20 and US$32 one way, depending on the destination.

“We never wanted this surcharge to be a permanent feature of our fares. Thus, when our largest expense – fuel, came down, we wanted our customers to benefit.

As we approach the Christmas travel season, there could not be a better time to remove this surcharge,” said Reeleder. (Trinidad Express)




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