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Local and foreign airlines increase fuel surcharges


Foreign and domestic airlines increased their fuel surcharges this month on all international flights to cope with rising global oil prices.

Domestic airlines raised their fuel surcharges on Friday, charging an additional US$30 per passenger on short flights and US$78 per head on long-haul routes.

Meanwhile, Singapore Airlines announced yesterday it would raise its fuel surcharge for the second time this year next Tuesday, following an increase on March 26.

After the adjustments, fuel surcharges for flights from Taipei or Kaohsiung to Singapore would rise from US$38 to US$50 per head, while flights between Taipei and Los Angeles would increase from US$80 to US$95.

Air Macau also increased its fuel surcharge on Friday for flights between Taiwan and Macau, from US$25 to US$30 per passenger.

Philippine Airlines will raise its fuel surcharge for flights between Taipei and Manila from US$21.40 to US$26.40 per head starting on Sunday. Also starting on Sunday, it will raise its fuel surcharge for flights between Taipei and the US, Canada and Australia from US$61.40 to US$74.40.

Some foreign carriers, such as Japan Airlines, did not announce increased surcharges, but said that any future adjustments would be determined by global oil prices.

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