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Aviation passenger fuel surcharges adjusted

     The Civil Aviation Department (CAD) today (August 23) gave approval for passenger fuel surcharges levied by three airlines to be increased for the period from September 1 to September 30.

     The new maximum levels of fuel surcharges will be $243 for short-haul flights and $1,057 for long-haul flights, which represent increases of 11 per cent and 9 per cent from the current maximum levels for short- haul 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 July when the maximum surcharge levels approved by the CAD were $219 for short-haul flights and $973 for long-haul flights.

Ends/Thursday, August 23, 2012
Issued at HKT 15:01


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