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Emirates imposes new fuel surcharge
Monday, Apr 18, 2011
Dubai: Dubai’s flagship carrier Emirates announced a new fuel surcharge yesterday in a bid to combat escalating oil prices.
The new surcharge, which takes effect at 8pm this evening, comes after the airline increased ticket fares last month to cover rising fuel costs.
An economy class ticket will now cost between Dh40 and Dh150 extra per passenger. For flights to Africa, Europe, the Far East and Australia/New Zealand, the new fuel surcharge for an economy class ticket is Dh80 one-way and Dh160 return. In the same sector, first and business class passengers will pay an extra Dh320 for a one-way ticket and Dh640 for a return ticket.
“The changes will also give us the ability to decrease prices quickly, where appropriate. We will review the level of the surcharge on an on-going basis, while remaining committed to providing our customers with excellent service and a strong value-for-money proposition,” the spokesperson added.
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways did not rule out introducing extra surcharges in the future.
By Kevin Scott, Staff Reporter
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