The customers booking flights on Japan Airlines (JAL) on some international routes are headed for good times. The airline has announced it is all set to lower its fuel surcharges on some select international flights from Japan.
The airline said that the reduced fuel surcharges will be applicable on tickets issued in Japan and will be effective in February and March 2015. This will help the customers save between $60 (7,000 JPY) and $85 (10,000 JPY) on long-haul routes. The savings will be significant when compared to the current surcharges.
The customers are getting the benefit of cheap airfares because of the reduction in crude oil prices. According to the airline, the surcharges are basically calculated on the existing jet aviation fuel prices in Singapore, which has now hugely dropped.
This is particularly good time for those traveling to North America, Oceania, Europe and the Middle East as the customers will now have to spend less on their tickets. The surcharges to these destinations will fall between $118 (14,000 JPY) and $177 (21,000 JPY).
The fuel surcharges on other international routes have also been lowered. These include Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Russian Far East and South Korea.
For those booking flights to/from Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore will have to pay between $55 (6,500 JPY) and $89 (10,500 JPY) less on their air tickets. Similarly, those booking tickets to/from Taiwan, China and Hong Kong will be required to pay reduced fuel surcharges from between $30 (3,500 JPY) and $47 (5,500 JPY). The customers traveling to/from the Russian Far East and So0uth Korea are also a happier lot as they will have to pay between $9 (1,000 JPY) and $17 (2,000 JPY) less for their flights from Japan.