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Cathay Pacific cuts fuel surcharges by 15 percent

27 Mar 2009

Cathay Pacific is reducing fuel surcharges by 15 percent for a two-month period on tickets issued on or after April 1. This takes effect from April 1 to May 31.

The new maximum levels of surcharges for CX will be HK$52 (US$6.70) for short-haul flights and HK$239 (US$30.60) for long-haul flights. Currently, it is HK$61 (US$7.80) for short-haul flights and HK$280 (US$35.90) for long-haul flights. The rates were approved by the Hongkong Civil Aviation Department in January.

The initiative is expected to set off a round of applications by airlines operating to and from Hongkong for their own fuel surcharge reductions in order to match CX’s move.

Air India has announced it will be offering summer packages on 148 domestic sectors without fuel surcharges. These include network points such as Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Kochi among others.

The special fares start being sold today until June 30 with no restriction on travel.

Regular fares will still carry fuel surcharges.

For more details, visit www.cathaypacific.com and www.airindia.com

Margie T Logarta

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