Published on : Saturday, December 16, 2017
Japan Airlines (JAL) has requested for approval from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Tourism (MLIT) to set the level of fuel surcharge on all international passenger tickets purchased between February 1 and March 31, 2018.
JAL sets fuel surcharge levels bimonthly based on the 2-month average price of Singapore kerosene-type jet fuel. The price of Singapore kerosene-type jet fuel during the two month period of October and November 2017 averaged US$71.22 per barrel, which accounted for 8,044 yen in the average exchange rate of 112.94 JPY/USD during the same period.
As a result, with reference to the fuel surcharge benchmark list for FY2017 in Japanese yen, this corresponds to Zone C of fuel surcharges. From February 1 to March 31, 2018, it will range from 500 yen on a Japan – Korea ticket to 10,500 yen on Japan – USA ticket per person per sector flown, on tickets for travel originating in Japan.