JAL to increase international fare fuel surcharge from August to September

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Japan Airlines (JAL) has requested for approval from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to increase the current level of fuel surcharge on all international passenger tickets issued between August 1 and September 30, 2011.

In April this year, JAL began setting fuel surcharge levels bimonthly based on the 2-month average price, instead of quarterly based on 3-month average price, of Singapore kerosene-type jet fuel.

The price of Singapore kerosene-type jet fuel during the two month period of April and May 2011 averaged US$132.66 per barrel. With reference to the fuel surcharge benchmark list for the fiscal year of 2011 (see below), this corresponds to Zone H of fuel surcharges which range from 3,000 yen on a Japan – Korea ticket to 29,000 yen on a Japan – USA ticket per person per sector flown, on tickets purchased in Japan.

This level of surcharge will be applied to all international passenger tickets issued between August 1 and September 30, 2011.

Fuel Surcharge for the period: August 1 – September 31, 2011*

Current Level : Zone G
(Applicable till Jul. 31, 2011)
Revised Level: Zone H
(With effect from Aug. 1, 2011)

Based on average price of fuel:
US$126.60/barrel
US$136.66/barrel

Route (Per person per sector flown)
For sales
in Japan
For sales outside Japan
For sales
in Japan
For sales outside Japan

Japan- Korea
JPY 2,500
US$29.00
JPY 3,000
US$35.00

Japan- China *1
JPY 4,500
US$52.00
JPY 8,500
US$98.00

Japan- Hong Kong, Taiwan
JPY 7,000
US$81.00

Japan- Guam, Palau, Philippines, Vietnam,
JPY 8,000
US$92.00
JPY 9,500
US$110.00

Japan- Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
JPY 13,000
US$150.00
JPY 15,500
US$179.00

Japan- Hawaii, India, Indonesia
JPY 16,000
US$185.00
JPY 18,500
US$213.00

Japan- Canada, Europe, Middle East, Oceania, USA (excl. Hawaii)
JPY 25,000
US$288.00
JPY 29,000
US$335.00

*1: Application to increase the fuel surcharge on the route between Japan and China to JPY 7,000/US$81.00 for the month of June and July has not been approved at the time of this release. As such, the surcharge remains at JPY 4,500/US$52.00 – the level charged in May.

For full details about JAL’s fuel surcharge policy, please refer to http://www.jal.co.jp/en/inter/fuel/detail.html

– The surcharge applies to flights operated by Japan Airlines as well as code-share flights operated by other airlines.
– The planned level of fuel surcharge is subject to government approval

Fuel Surcharge Benchmark List for Fiscal Year 2011 (for the year ending Mar 31, 2012)

For the convenience of customers and travel agents, the following chart provides details of the fuel price benchmarks (US$/bbl) JAL uses, to determine the amount of fuel surcharge (JPY) placed on tickets per person per sector flown.

Benchmark List

A
B
C
D

Fuel Price (US$/bbl)

Singapore Kerosene Hedge
Below US$60
From US$60 – under US$70
From US$70 – under US$80
From US$80 – under US$90
From US$90 – under US$100

Japan – Korea
No fuel surcharge
JPY 200
JPY 300
JPY 500
JPY 1,000

Japan – China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
JPY 500
JPY 1,500
JPY 2,500
JPY 3,500

Japan – Guam, Philippines, Vietnam
JPY 1,000
JPY 2,000
JPY 3,000
JPY 4,000

Japan – Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
JPY 1,500
JPY 3,000
JPY 4,500
JPY 6,500

Japan – Hawaii, India, Indonesia
JPY 2,000
JPY 4,000
JPY 6,000
JPY 8,500

Japan – Canada, Europe, Middle East, Oceania, USA (excluding Hawaii)
JPY 3,500
JPY 7,000
JPY 10,500
JPY 14,000

Benchmark List
E
F
G
H
I

Fuel Price (US$/bbl)

Singapore Kerosene Hedge
From US$100 – under US$110
From US$110 – under US$120
From US$120 – under US$130
From US$130 – under US$140
From US$140 – under US$150

Japan – Korea
JPY 1,500
JPY 2,000
JPY 2,500
JPY 3,000
JPY 3,500

Japan – China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
JPY 4,500
JPY 5,500
JPY 7,000
JPY 8,500
JPY 9,000

Japan – Guam, Philippines, Vietnam
JPY 5,000
JPY 6,500
JPY 8,000
JPY 9,500
JPY 11,000

Japan – Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
JPY 8,500
JPY 10,500
JPY 13,000
JPY 15,500
JPY 17,000

Japan – Hawaii, India, Indonesia
JPY 11,000
JPY 13,500
JPY 16,000
JPY 18,500
JPY 20,500

Japan – Canada, Europe, Middle East, Oceania, USA (excluding Hawaii)
JPY 17,500
JPY 21,000
JPY 25,000
JPY 29,000
JPY 32,000