Is There A Logic Behind Regional Airfares?
The lowest fare that can be currently booked online to St. Maarten from Barbados with Caribbean Airlines is US$436.55, a distance of 840 miles return.
Yet you can book from Kingston to St. Maarten, a distance of 1,794 miles for US$334 return.
Or Barbados to Kingston (2,396 miles) for US$395, return which actual travels via St. Maarten.
Is it the additional taxes and services fees that are making the difference?
Apparently not, as all taxes and additional charges are included in the above quoted fares.
Perhaps, Peter Davies the CEO of Caribbean Airlines can explain why it is cheaper to fly 2,396 miles and stop enroute in one destination, than actually travel to that destination itself.
1st May 2007