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Air Canada scraps fuel surcharge for Aus

Gabriella Warden

Air Canada will scrap its separate YQ fuel surcharge on services from Australia to North America.

The fee will be absorbed into its base published airfares, and applies to all published point-of-sale Australia airfares ticketed on or after January 12.

This decision follows the airline’s announcement last week of an increase in base commission from 3% to 5% on Business and Economy published airfares ticketed in Australia on or after January 1.

Air Canada general manager Australia and NZ Paul McLean said the decision ensures the airline continues to meet the demands of a competitive marketplace.

“The elimination of a separate fuel surcharge will make the booking process more seamless,” he added.

Air Canada will offer year-round, non-stop flights between Canada and QLD from 1 June 2016 with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet to operate the new Brisbane-Vancouver route.

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