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CAL blames market forces for higher fares

Monday, December 9, 2013

Caribbean Airlines (CAL) has not decided to raise air fares at the height of the Christmas season, according to the airline’s communication manager, Clint Williams. He told the T&T Guardian market forces are responsible for higher ticket prices being encountered by some travellers



“One of the things people must understand is that for any destination there would be a number of prices. There is a range of prices. If it is that people are booking early and the flights are heavy, what would happen is that the tickets closer to the travel date would be more expensive. As a general rule there are a range of ticket prices on any flight,” Williams explained. “On the high season for all airlines there will be slightly higher prices. It is about market forces and demand and supply and that is simple. 


“There has been no specific price hike, or anything like that. It may just be that demand is high and Christmas is one of those seasons where people make plans and book in advance ,” he said. Williams said CAL's search for a new CEO and senior executives is an “ongoing process.” The airline put out ads in the media for the positions of CEO, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Commercial and Customer Experience.


“Our external recruitment agency advises that the process is progressing well and candidates are being screened confidentially,” Williams said.


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