SQ the latest to raise fuel surcharge

SQ the latest to raise fuel surcharge
By admin

Singapore Airlines has become the latest carrier to increase fuel surcharges as high fuel prices continue to erode airline profitability.

Tickets issued on or after March 8 will be increase by between US$2 (AU$1.86) and US$28 (AU$26.08) per sector, depending on the distance and class of travel.
The carrier stressed the surcharge would only offer “partial relief” from higher operating costs with fuel now accounting for 40% of its expenditure.
“Singapore Airlines will continue to closely monitor the price of fuel and keep surcharges under constant review,” a statement said.
The surcharge on economy class flights from Europe to Australia and New Zealand will rise to $273, with first and business class rising to $329 and $309 respectively.
On flights from Singapore to Australian and New Zealand ports, the levy will rise to $120 in economy, $140 in business and $158 in first class.
Virgin Australia and Emirates last week both raised their surcharges to help offset rising costs while Qantas announced similar plans last month.
Emirates Australasia vice president Barry Brown described fuel as the “four letter word” in airline boardrooms around the world.

Latest News

  • Destinations
  • News

APT Launches 2025 Asia Adventures

APT has launched its Asia Adventures for 2025, including new luxury holidays in India, Sri Lanka and Japan. Five new tours lead guests to the highlights of India, including a seven-night cruise along the rarely travelled Lower Ganges aboard the Ganges Voyager. Further south, Sri Lanka’s greatest destinations are revealed on a new 15-day Land […]

  • Cruise
  • Luxury
  • News

Seabourn announces Western Kimberley Traditional Owners as Godparents of Seabourn Pursuit

Seabourn has named Western Kimberley Traditional Owners, the Wunambal Gaambera, as Godparents of the ultra-luxury purpose-built Seabourn Pursuit. It is the first cruise line to appoint Traditional Owners as godparents of a ship. Seabourn Pursuit embarks on its inaugural season in the Kimberley region this June. The naming ceremony will take place on Seabourn Pursuit’s […]

  • Luxury

Malolo Island Resort opens brand new Spa

Fiji’s Malolo Island has added another string to its bow – opening its $1.3 million day spa on Thursday, 18th April 2024. (Lead Image: matriarch Rosie Whitton with spa staff) Located at the edge of the resort’s luscious patch of tropical rainforest, the new “Leilani’s Spa” adds another level of elevated experiences to Malolo’s already […]