L’Express Des Isles has announced plans to increase the number of calls between popular destinations, and reduce fares.
Commercial Director of L’Express Des Isles, Didier Coffre, made the announcement at a press conference on Monday.
More trips will be made between Guadeloupe and Dominica, to accommodate the increased number of passengers. Weekend trips to all destinations will also be introduced.
“From Dominica to Guadeloupe, you will have five round trips per week—Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. And, from Guadeloupe to Dominica, you will be able to come back on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday,” he explained. “What is very new in Dominica, it’s the weekends. We will be able to provide you weekends from Dominica to Guadeloupe to Martinique, and to St. Lucia. This is very new for your market… You can leave Dominica from Friday to [all destinations], and come back Sunday,” Coffre noted.
The company has made amendments to existing packages, and has also developed a new package, called ‘Toupiti’.
“Because our population has no extra revenue, we need to provide them with a very aggressive fare. So, for the first time… on Monday and Thursday, you will be able to find Toupiti fare at EC$250 for round trip…” Coffre stated.“It will be an opportunity to increase our figures from Dominica, but [also] from the other islands to Dominica, because Toupiti exists also in all islands.”
It was also said that no more junior tickets will be sold. Instead, a non-refundable, but modifiable ‘Baby’ ticket will be made available for passengers under two (2) years old, at EC$160. A ‘Zen’ package will be afforded to customers, at EC$310, with non-refundable, but modifiable tickets (modifications cost EC$50). A ‘Flex’ package will be offered at EC$380, with refundable, modifiable tickets (modifications will be free).
One bag, with a maximum weight of 25kg, is included in all ticket prices.
There will be no limit placed on the number of tickets sold within each package. All amendments and initiatives are expected to be permanent.
These policies are to take effect on April 15, 2016.