09 Mar '11, 10am

[CNA] SIA, SilkAir impose higher fuel surcharges

SINGAPORE : Singapore Airlines (SIA) Wednesday said it was hiking fuel surcharges for the second time this year due to skyrocketing jet fuel costs. The surcharge increases of "between $2 and $26" depending on distance and class of travel, will be levied from next Thursday on SIA flights as well as regional wing SilkAir's, the airline said in a press statement. "Singapore Airlines will increase its fuel surcharge for tickets issued on or after 17 March 2011, as a result of the continued escalation in the price of jet fuel," it stated. "The price of jet fuel is now above $130 per barrel, which is the highest in two years." SIA's latest surcharge hike was its second this year after it raised rates in January due to escalating oil prices, and its third since December 2, 2010 when jet fuel surged above $95 per barrel. Prior to December, the last increase was in June 2008. There...

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