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British Airways increases airfares to the Caribbean
Just weeks after its was announced that the Air Passenger Duty on flights to the Caribbean would be reduced, British Airways has added £10 to ticket prices to six destinations—Barbados, Antigua, St Lucia, Grenada, T&T and Jamaica. The airline said the move was “in response to market conditions.”
Another UK carrier, Virgin Atlantic has reportedly also introduced a £10 increase on some Caribbean routes with immediate effect. A spokesman for British Airways said that even with the increase, low-season fares to the Caribbean were well below’ the levels of two years ago.