LIAT removes fuel surcharges

JOHN’S, Antigua, January 28, 2016 – LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, announced today the complete removal of fuel surcharges on all new tickets booked, effective 1st March 2016.

Chief Executive Officer David Evans said oil is now trading at a 12-year low, ending a decade of high jet fuel costs, which has impacted the price of tickets.

“We are committed to offering our customers the most affordable fares so our Finance team regularly reviews the fuel surcharge levels and whenever changes are decided upon we announce them to the market, Mr. Evans said.

“In this vein, we reduced the fuel surcharge by 50 percent at the beginning of 2015 and it will now be completely removed from March 2016. This will mean that fares will fall by an average of 5 percent. So, beginning 1st March, customers will only have to pay the airfare and any applicable airport and government taxes when they book a flight.”

While the price of oil has been trending downwards, Mr. Evans explained that the effects of crude oil price reductions take some time to impact on the cost of aviation fuel.

“The jet fuel price to LIAT is on average 90 percent higher than the crude price and it takes on average three to six months for the crude oil price reductions to be applied in the region,” he said.

Mr. Evans said the surge in oil prices since 2003 had turned fuel into one of LIAT’s largest costs.

Source: 721 news LIAT removes fuel surcharges


  1. When is GEBE going to invest in renewable energies? Because when oil is up again, we the consumers, will again get very high bills!

  2. Fuel charge is what actually makes the bill high therefore, considering the current oil price, would be fair and smart to at least significantly reduce it or just incorporate it in the consumption charges….

  3. Pff should hv been removed a long time ago but guess they approve purchaae of new generator and that will be another reason to not take it off. Without the fuelclause people can actually be comfortable in the hot periods witbout worrying about this bill. Wont happen

  4. The GEBE fuel clause dates back from 1960….times have changed….. give people the relief that is due to them and stop hoarding all that cash!