Latin American Airline Assn. issued a statement Monday protesting "massive air transport fee increases" by the Jamaican government and warning that some members already are rethinking current and future operations. AITAL said Jamaica raised overflight fees by 180%, boosted communication fees and instituted a jet fuel storage and handling fee of 3.7 cents per gal. "We are outraged that a country so dependent on air travel and tourism would choose to raise costs so significantly with no ...

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