Qantas to increase fuel surcharges

2 Apr 2012

Qantas has announced further increases on fuel surcharges for international flights in light of a global price hike in jet fuel prices.

From April 12 onwards, flights to Asia, Honolulu, Johannesburg, Santiago, US, London and Frankfurt will see an increase by a maximum of A$30 (US$31).

Surcharges for one-way flights to Asia and Honolulu will increase by A$10 (US$10), going from A$165 (US$171) to A$175 (US$181). Surcharges for flights to Johannesburg and Santiago will cost A$260 (US$269) instead of A$240 (US$249), while for the US, the charge has gone up to A$340 (US$353) from A$310 (US$321). For London and Frankfurt flights, the levy will cost A$380 (US$394) instead of the previous A$350 (US$363). 

The last time Qantas increased surcharges was in February 2012, when prices went up by a maximum of A$60 (US$62). In February, the carrier also announced that due to the European Union Emissions Trading System (ETS), a surcharge of A$3.50 (US$3.6) would be added to flights to and from London and Frankfurt in order to cover the necessary carbon allowances. 

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Alisha Haridasani

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