Thursday, April 27, 2006

Airlines to hike fuel surcharge from May 5

New Delhi: The global increase in oil prices has led to airlines hiking their fuel surcharge yet again.
From May 5, the fuel surcharge on a return flight from India to Colombo, Maldives and Pakistan on Srilankan airlines would go up by $10 while the fuel surcharge on a return ticket to Europe, Canada, US and Australia would increase by $30, the airlines, Area Manager, Northern India, Nepal and Bangladesh, Mr Sharuka Wickrama-Adittiya, said.
The airline currently charges a fuel surcharge of $70 on flights to Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Maldives, while the current fuel surcharge on flights to Europe, US and Canada is $110. The German airline, Lufthansa has also announced that it was increasing its fuel charge for long-haul flights by € 10. Singapore Airlines has said that it will increase by $10 the fuel surcharge on a return ticket between India and Singapore for tickets issued on or after May 15. Earlier this week, British Airways increased by £10 the fuel surcharge on a return ticket between India and the UK. The price of oil has risen above $70 a barrel and experts anticipate it staying at this level for some time.
26/04/06 Ashwini Phadnis/Hindu Business Line

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