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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Antigua-regional airline, LIAT, says it will introduce an airport passenger facilitation fee for international flights departing from the Eugene F Correia International Airport from September 1.

In a statement, the airline said that its newly appointed chief executive officer, Julie Reifer-Jones, led a delegation here for talks with the Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Lieutenant Colonel Egbert Field and representatives from the Ogle Airport Inc “to discuss concerns relating to the airport passenger facilitation fee which LIAT's passengers are required to pay for the use of facilities at the Eugene F Correia International Airport”.

The statement said that the fee, the amount which was not disclosed, “is being charged to LIAT” and that the parties “agreed that an airport passenger facilitation fee is a normal and legitimate airport charge to the passenger and that, with IATA's (International Air Transport Association) approval, effective 1st September, 2017, this fee will be included in the LIAT ticket price”.

The statement said that the fee “will appear on the LIAT ticket for any booking on LIAT for international flights departing Guyana from the Eugene F Correia international Airport” and that the airline has “committed to working with Ogle Airport's management to ensure that the Airport is paid on schedule in accord with an agreed payment plan”.

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+1 #1 Jeffrey L Donovan 2017-08-05 08:55
With airport fees catching up to the price of an airline ticket, it may be smarter to just vacation at the airport instead of going on a plane. And to add insult to injury some airports have signs saying free Wi-Fi and free other things. How can Wi-Fi, using the restrooms or anything else at the airport be free with all these astronomical airport fees? Who is fooling who? Inquiring minds want to know.

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