Share Tweet LifestyleNewsRegionalTravel LIAT introduces security charges by: – July 3, 2013 ST. JOHN’S, Antigua– The regional airline, LIAT, which is in the process of acquiring a fleet of new aircraft, Wednesday said it was increase the cost of its tickets to include a security surcharge.A statement from the Antigua-based airline said that the surcharge on tickets is “in response to rising security demands and spiralling security costs.“The new security surcharge of US$1.25 per one way trip applies to all passengers, including children and infants, on all LIAT flights.”LIAT said heightened airline and airport security over the last 10 years has resulted in rising security demands on airlines.“Additional security measures at many airports have been introduced including extra baggage searches and increased security around aircraft while on the ground,” LIAT said, adding that “over the past several years security costs have been climbing and LIAT has been absorbing these costs in an effort to cushion the effects on its customers.“With the introduction of the security surcharge, LIAT hopes to recoup some of the additional security costs. LIAT takes the safety and security of its customers and employees very seriously and appreciates your understanding in the current circumstances.”The airline said it was joining more than 100 airlines worldwide which have introduced similar charges since 2001.Caribbean Media Corporation Share Share Sharing is caring! 57 Views no discussions
Tournament director Billy Aki said 47 rugby league teams from all over Port Moresby had shown interest to play but this will be cut down.He said teams who are serious about playing must pay their registration fees before Friday.He explained teams from Hanuabada, Tatana and Porebada were just some of the teams that were yet to confirm their participation and would be axed from the list if they did not confirm their participation.All 32 teams will be placed into 8 pools. “The prize money of 50,000 kina will be broken up and I will announce at a later date how this money will be shared among the winning teams,” said Aki.The Governor’s Cup will run from the 23rd-26th. Games will be played at the Kone Tigers field as well as at Ipi Park, Hohola.