Mar 26, 2020, 1:49 PM
Concerns have been raised by the general public regarding the high cost of air tickets not only within the sub region but also to some parts of the world. It is now becoming customary to many as they now travel out of the country by land just to go and buy an air ticket to other countries where it is seen to be cheaper so as to be able to get to their destination.
There is no denying that this is making life extremely difficult for many and we are saying something should be done to address what many describe as an unfortunate situation.
There is need for the authorities especially The Gambia Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to review their policies and look into possible ways of ensuring a reduction in the taxes levied on aircrafts landing at the Banjul International Airport and also the charges on air ticketsso as to enable passengers travel easily.
Government should also be seen to be encouraging experienced Gambians in the field of airline operations, travel agencies so as to make the business more lucrative.
We reiterate that every effort should be employed in putting our aviation industry in good position with all possible haste.
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