The JAL Group
has requested approval from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), to decrease the fuel
surcharge placed on all international passenger tickets issued for the 3-month period starting January 1, 2009.
decided to decrease the fuel surcharge for tickets issued between January 1 and March 31 2009, as the price of
Singapore kerosene-type jet fuel during the 3 month period from August - October 2008 averaged
US$115.92 per barrel. This is substantially down on the average of US$163.54 per barrel for
the 3 month period prior to that.
Based on JAL's fuel surcharge benchmark list for FY2008, the new surcharges per person per sector flown on tickets purchased in Japan,
range from 2,500 yen on a Japan - Korea ticket, down from 4,000 yen, to 26,000 yen on a Japan- Brazil ticket, down from 38,000 yen. The
surcharge per person per sector on a Japan to Canada, Europe, Mexico, Middle East, Oceania or USA (excluding Hawaii) will go down from
33,000 yen to 22,000 yen.
The surcharge will be progressively reduced as the price of fuel decreases, and will be cancelled completely when,
and if, the price of Singapore
kerosene stays below the benchmark of US$60 per barrel.
The fuel surcharge charged for tickets issued from April to June 2009 will be reviewed based on the average price of fuel for November 2008
through to January, 2009.
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