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Caribbean Airlines removes fuel surcharges

Published:Monday | November 3, 2014 | 11:11 PM

The reduction in jet fuel prices has spurred Caribbean Airlines to remove surcharges on all routes between North America and the Caribbean, and within the region.



The airline is the first to eliminate fuel surcharge.



In a media release, the airline's vice-president of commercial and customer service, George Reeleder, said the fuel surcharge was always planned as a temporary measure.



He says it was introduced to cover additional costs when the price of fuel was over $100 per barrel.



Reeleder says as a result when fuel prices began to come back down, the airline wanted passengers to benefit.



The news comes weeks ahead of the Christmas travel season.



According to the airline's vice-president, the removal of the surcharge could not come at a better time.



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