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Qantas raises fuel surcharges again


Published on Apr 19, 2011

Qantas announced today it will increase international fuel surcharges for the third time this year. Domestic, regional and trans-Tasman fares will also increase by five percent and a surcharge will be added to domestic and Tasman Qantas Frequent Flyer Classic Award redemption seats. The changes will apply to tickets issued on or after 28 April 2011.

Qantas Chief Executive Officer, Alan Joyce said; “After fuel hedging, fuel surcharges and fare increases, Qantas will still not fully recover these higher fuel costs. The revised fuel surcharges cover less than half of the increase in fuel cost for the Qantas International business for next year. With fuel prices at record highs, even if the fuel price begins to decrease it will be some time before we will be able to decrease the fuel surcharge.”

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