PM: No intention of raising airbridge airfare

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 12:00

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has told the Parliament that the Government has no intention of raising the fare on flights to Tobago.

Passengers currently pay $300 thanks to a subsidy that the Government pays to Caribbean Airlines.

Dr  Rowley was responding to a question by Couva South MP Rudranath Indarsingh.

"“This government has no intention at this time to make any fare increase, however, it is quite likely that persons who have been making bookings for convenience and making block bookings and not turning up at the airport, inconveniencing other travellers and wasting seats on the plane – we have to look at that to ensure that kind of situation does not continue," he said.    

He added: "If you book and you travel, you get the subsidised fare. If you don’t travel then you may have to pay like [with] any other airline pay a cost for the inconvenience that you would have caused and the loss of money which has been incurred.”