- Jun 6, 2005
Due to the increase in a rate, the cost of tickets for international flights becomes more expensive
International air tickets are more expensive as of today due to the 11.8% increase in the dollar rate for "use of the air station", which caused concern among the international chambers of the sector. The increase has already entered into force for tickets issued and to be used beginning March 15.
Business chambers considered that the increase means an "artificial increase in prices" and warned that it may cause a "greater contraction in demand, which is currently already contracted. "The International Air Transport Associations (IATA), Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport (ALTA) and the Board of Representatives of Air Companies (JURCA), sent a note to the Regulatory Body of the National Airport System (Orsna), demanding to annul the measure.
The entities maintained that the increase in this rate, from US$6 to US$57 per passenger, "will deepen the crisis in the sector." The president of JURCA, Diego García, said that although the increase "does not seem like an extraordinary amount over the total value of the ticket, it adds to a heavy burden of taxes and fees, which already make the cost of flying to other countries very expensive" ....