Fuel surcharges return to highest recorded
2012-April-11 Source: www.lifeofguangzhou.com
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Most Chinese airlines announced rising fuel surcharges after April 5. Surcharges of domestic routes rise by RMB 10 while those of international routes vary on different lines.

The fees climb from RMB 140 to RMB 150 on domestic routes longer than 800 km and RMB 70 to RMB 80 on shorter routes, the highest record of fuel surcharges. The last peak was made in July 2008 at the same price.

International flights are also affected under the new prices. According to Air China, fuel surcharges for flights from China to Europe and Australia increase by RMB 100, to the US by RMB 200 and to Brazil by RMB 300 as of April 14.

Some domestic and foreign airlines already increased fuel surcharges on international flights on April 1.

Passengers under the age of two are exempted from the surcharge, and passengers using the half-price vouchers are charged half. The new price doesn't take effect for passengers who booked before April 5 but depart after that day.

The price hike is a reaction to the authority's announcement to raise the fuel price on March 20. The previous adjustment was made on March 5 for long routes only.

Editor: Miranda
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