Aviation passenger fuel surcharges adjusted

     The Civil Aviation Department (CAD) today (January 22) approved the passenger fuel surcharges for the period from February 1 to February 28.

     The new maximum levels of fuel surcharges will be $227 for short-haul flights and $908 for long-haul flights, which represent reductions of 1 per cent and 7 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. The approved fuel surcharge levels of individual airlines have been published on the CAD's website (www.cad.gov.hk).

     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 in December 2012 when the maximum surcharge levels approved by the CAD were $230 for short-haul flights and $971 for long-haul flights.

Ends/Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Issued at HKT 15:00