Hongkong’s Civil Aviation Department (CAD) has allowed Cathay Pacific and its subsidiary Dragonair to reduce passenger fuel surcharges this month due to lower global fuel prices.
The maximum fuel-surcharge for short-haul flights will fall 1 percent to HK$97 (US$12.47) from US$98 (US$12.60), while that for long-haul flights will drop 5 percent to HK$481 (US$61.88) from HK$505 (US$64.97). The applicable surcharge levels are based on the ticket issue date.
The surcharges allow airlines to partially recover the rise in operational costs due to aviation fuel price fluctuations.
CAD considers and approves airlines’ fuel surcharge applications in accordance with bilateral Air Services Agreements.
Margie T Logarta