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The reason this is done is that corporate deals and redemptions are reduced/free for the fare aspect, whereas the surcharges are constant regardless of the ticket. As the fuel and taxes element is a fixed “charge”, upon which the airline doesn’t (ostensibly) make a profit, it doesn’t seem unreasonable if this is broken down, as long as the total cost of the ticket (including surcharge) fare is quoted throughout the booking process (which it is).
There may also be accounting reasons for this distinction.
Oil has risen significantly over the past few weeks, so this is not a random increase, and indeed is likely to increase exponentially in the coming years as the global economy picks up once again.