Lufthansa Group introduces differentiated fuel surcharge on long-haul routes: + EUR 50 only for premium passengers

Back to Forum

This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  pdtraveller 1 Aug 2013
at 22:14

Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)

  • Anonymous


    I received this message from LH. What can of strategy is it to hit the most profitable clients? I didn’t like LH. This won’t help…

    We are writing to you today to inform you that, in future, the fuel surcharge (international surcharge for SWISS) for long-haul flights will be adjusted and differentiated by service class. This differentiation will affect all Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS tickets, issued with effect from 7 August 2013 and will also apply to Miles & More award tickets. The surcharges in First and Business Class will therefore be increased by 50 euros per intercontinental route segment*.

    The new YQ surcharge per intercontinental segment** for Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines flights in First and Business Class:
    • Middle East*, Central Asia, East Africa: 170 euros
    • North and Central America, South Asia: 182 euros
    • South America, Central, West and Southern Africa, Southeast Asia, the Far East, Oceania: 192 euros

    The existing fuel surcharges for Economy Class long-haul flights and for short-haul flights in Business and Economy Class will remain unchanged.

    Up to now the surcharge has been differentiated worldwide by distance tiers. The additional differentiation by service class on long-haul flights, which already applies in North America, will now be introduced worldwide. In taking this step the Lufthansa Group is following its competitors and a market trend within the airline.

    Yours sincerely,

    Barbara Krättli
    Country Manager
    Switzerland & Liechtenstein

    Lufthansa German Airlines
    Global Key Account Management

    * With the exception of flights to/from North Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia) and to/from Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria where the YQ surcharge in Business and Economy Class remains unchanged at 43 euros. ** From Germany; inclusive of 8 euro security charge


    BA did this years ago LH catching up. The type of people who pay LH First fares will not blink at this.

    It is a scam and really needs intervention from the EU to put a stop to it. fuel has been over “$100 for years now and actually fairly stable in recent times. This surcharging is simply gauging customers much like mobile phone roaming charges and needs EU wide action.

Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total)
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
Be up-to-date
Magazine Subscription
To see our latest subscription offers for Business Traveller editions worldwide, click on the Subscribe & Save link below