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Skyrocketing fuel prices have pushed regional airline, Windward Islands Airways International N.V (WINAIR) to put an additional charge on tickets that will make it a bit more expensive to travel on the carrier from yesterday.

The carrier has announced it will add a US$12.50 fuel surcharge to one-way tickets on all flights and US$25 for round trips as of May 1.

A release from the company indicated that the new charge was “due directly to the current market level of rising fuel prices”.

The increase will also affect resident ticket fees. Residents of St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius will have US$5 added to their one-way tickets and US$10 to their round trips.

WINAIR is a government owned regional airline which operates flights between 10 destinations.

It offers daily connections from the main gateway, the Princess Juliana Airport in St. Maarten, or Antigua to the islands of Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Barths, St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat, Anguilla and Tortola.

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