I think you can only get a true picture of the "taxes and fees" associated with ticketing fron the airline you buy the ticket from. I recently bought tickets from Continental for our October trip from Kansas City and the break down is:
r/t Airfare= $333.00
Another example is:
AA r/t frpm Miami to San Pedro Sula= $158
Taxes and fees (no breakdown)=$55.30
I think fares have a lot more to do with the cost of fuel at the turnaround point than do airport taxes. Perhaps if Continental were to go to the world bank and get funding to build a small "jet fuel" refinery for BZ they might be in a position to forward contract the "fill-ups" for the return flights at a price that would let them significantly reduce the fares from IAH and "REALLY" increase tourism. Na' Not likely' Even if it would put the GOB in the jet fuel selling business.
It is my understanding that all jet fuel is imported to Belize and is very expensive. And, yes, Co and AA do refuel at BZE.
Edited by Don Greife (08/29/08 05:34 PM)
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