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Aviation passenger fuel surcharges adjusted

     The Civil Aviation Department (CAD) today (May 24) gave approval for passenger fuel surcharges levied by three airlines to be increased for the period from June 1, 2011, to June 30, 2011.  

     The new maximum levels of fuel surcharges will be $236 for short-haul flights and $1,124 for long-haul flights, representing increases of 6% and 9% from the current maximum levels for short- and long-haul flights, respectively. The applicable surcharge levels are based on the ticket issue date. (These airlines and their newly approved fuel surcharge levels are listed in the Annex.)

     Passenger fuel surcharges seek to allow airlines to partially recover the increase in operational costs due to fluctuations in aviation fuel prices. As the aeronautical authority in Hong Kong, the CAD considers and approves fuel surcharge applications from the airlines in accordance with bilateral air services agreements.

     Passenger fuel surcharges are reviewed regularly by the CAD. The last review was done at the end of April when the maximum surcharge levels approved by the CAD were $222 for short-haul flights and $1,030 for long-haul flights.

Ends/Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Issued at HKT 15:01


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