Oct 01, 2018 Medical & Health Care Comments Off on CAA approves fuel surcharge on international air routes
Taipei, Airlines in Taiwan have been allowed to increase their fuel surcharge for international flights in response to an increase in international oil prices, according to governing authorities Monday.
The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications said it has agreed to allow the carriers to increase their fuel surcharge by around NT$400 (US$13) and NT$150 for long and short haul flights, respectively.
On long haul international flights, the fuel surcharge per sector is to be increased from US$45.5 to US$52 and on short haul international flights from US$17.5 to US$20, the CAA said.
According to an ETtoday online report Monday, the fuel surcharge hikes are to be officially be implemented Oct. 7.
The fuel surcharge was last raised in May when international aviation fuel oil rose from US$80 to US$90 per barrel, the CAA said.
From June to September, oil prices stayed at around US$90 per barrel and then rose to US$100.3 on Oct. 1, the CAA pointed out.
In October last year oil sold for US$76.4 per barrel, while the fuel surcharge per passenger was US$32.5 per sector for long haul flights and US$12.5 on short haul flights, CAA data showed.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel
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