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JAL to increase International Fare Fuel Surcharge

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Latest Travel News Thursday, 21 February 2008

JAL has requested approval from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport & Tourism, to revise its fuel surcharge placed on all international passenger tickets issued for the 3 month period starting April 1, 2008.

JAL has decided to increase the fuel surcharge for tickets issued between April 1 and June 30 2008, as the price of Singapore kerosene-type jet fuel has averaged US$109.06 per barrel over the 3 month period November, 2007 January, 2008.

Based on a revised 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 (up from 2400 yen) to 24,000 yen on a Japan- Brazil ticket (up from 21,000). The surcharge on a Japan-Europe ticket or a Japan- North America ticket will be 20,000 yen, up from 17,000 yen. Fuel surcharges on sectors that do not contain Japan have been reduced by as much as 500 yen.

JAL originally introduced the fuel surcharge on international tickets in February 2005 in response to unprecedented rises in the cost of fuel. The airline's 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$50 per barrel.

The fuel surcharge charged for tickets issued from July to September 2008 will be reviewed based on the average price of fuel for February through to April, 2008.

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