Lufthansa is to raise the fuel surcharge for Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines flights from 28 February. The charge will be raised €4 from €39 to €43 on short-haul flights (Europe, the Middle East and North Africa) and by €12 on long-haul flights, from €120 to €132 on flights to North America and India and from €130 to €142 to other destinations.
Swiss is raising its fuel surcharge by SFr2 to SFr44 on short-haul flights and by SFr8 to SFr172 on long-haul flights. The new fuel surcharges will apply to all tickets for air travel originating in Switzerland which are issued from 1 March onwards. Tickets issued up to and including 29 February will be subject to the present surcharge provisions.
Both Lufthana and Swiss claim to be raising the fees in response to rising oil prices.
Brent Crude was trading at $123 per barrel today and is now at an eight-month high.
In December Lufthansa announced that it would in future pass on any charges emanating from the European ETS in fuel surcharges.To receive our free weekly round-up of all news stories from our site, click here
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