Caribbean Airlines to Pay Jamaica US$1.5m

Caribbean Airlines is to pay approximately US$1.5 million in outstanding airport fees and taxes to two Jamaican entities by July 31, 2012.

The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority is owed US$1 million while the Norman Manley International Airport is owed US$500,000.

Trinidad’s Minister of Transport, Devant Maharaj and the Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment, Vasant Bharath were advised of the bill during a meeting in Kingston with officials of Jamaica’s Ministry of Transport and Works.

The meeting came days after news broke in Trinidad that that its Civil Aviation Authority has instructed CAL to drop the Air Jamaica brand from its aircraft.

The report, which was carried in Trinidad’s Sunday Express, stated that the use of the Air Jamaica brand does not comply with CAL’s airline operator certificate.

Despite the acquisition of Air Jamaica routes, CAL is not licensed to operate two brands, but has been doing so for over a year, said the report.

Source: Go-Jamaica

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