The JAL Group has requested approval from the
Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
(MLIT), to remove the fuel surcharge placed on all JAL
international passenger tickets.
JAL originally introduced
the fuel surcharge on international tickets in February 2005 in
response to rises in the cost of jet fuel at that time.
surcharge was progressively reduced when the price of fuel
decreased, and as the price of Singapore kerosene has stayed below
the benchmark of US$60 per barrel, at US$55.08 per barrel, for
a consecutive period of 3 months from February 2009 to April 2009,
the fuel surcharge for international tickets issued between July 1
and September 30, 2009, will be removed.
surcharge for tickets issued from October to December 2009 will be
reviewed based on the average price of fuel for the 3-month period
of May through to July, 2009.
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