JAL also to resume fuel surcharges

Kyodo News

Japan Airlines said Wednesday it will resume fuel surcharges on international flights for three months from October due to a rebound in fuel prices.

For tickets issued between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30, JAL will charge a one-way surcharge of ¥10,000 on flights between Japan and Brazil, ¥7,000 on routes between Japan and North America or Europe and ¥1,500 on services between Japan and China.

The surcharges are comparable with those announced Tuesday by All Nippon Airways.

ANA said it will resume fuel surcharges for two months from October, instead of three months as in the past, in order to allow a more flexible response to market changes.

But JAL decided to reinstate three-month surcharges because more frequent changes in fares may confuse customers, the carrier said.