Cerda calls on Caribbean to address excessive aviation taxes


Excessive taxes across the Caribbean aviation industry are counter-productive, according to Peter Cerda, International Air Transport Association (IATA) Regional Vice President, The Americas. 

“While there is no denying the budgetary challenges facing many governments in the region, imposing heavy fees and taxes on aviation and air travel negatively affects levels of tourism and business travel—the very things required for a vibrant economy,” said Cerda.

Speaking in Barbados at Aviation Day Caribbean, organized by IATA, the Caribbean Development Bank and the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association, Cerda called on governments to work together with aviation to enjoy the mutual benefits both groups can offer one another.

“Aviation can do much more if governments work with…

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