Qantas raises levy, fares again

Qantas raises levy, fares again
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Qantas has again increased its fuel surcharges and domestic fares in response to consistently high global jet fuel prices.

The rise comes less than two months after a similar rise.
The airline said its hand has been forced yet again with fuel prices sitting at year-to-date highs not seen since 2007/2008.
Singapore jet fuel is trading at $US136.95 per barrel, Qantas said.
Domestic fares will see spikes of 5% on average. The increase will add $7 to the Sydney to Melbourne lead in fare which will jump from $122 one-way to $129 from April 12.
Brisbane to Melbourne, Sydney to Perth and Brisbane to Cairns will all incur a $10 price rise from the same date.
Also from April 12, the airline will lift the fuel surcharge for international fares with the current rate for one-way flights to Asian destinations rising $10 to $175. The same $10 rate hike will apply for flights to Honolulu.
Elsewhere, one way flights to Johannesburg and Santiago will be subject to a $20 surcharge lift from $240 to $260, while flights to the US, Frankfurt and London will be saddled with a $30 increase to the existing $350 fuel surcharge.
Jetstar will also escalate fares on some domestic routes and for its Singapore market, as well as lifting services charges.

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