JAL announces international fare fuel surcharge for October to November 2012

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TOKYO, Japan – Japan Airlines (JAL) has requested for approval from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to apply a lower level of fuel surcharges on all international passenger tickets issued between October 1 and November 30, 2012 as detailed below.

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 June and July 2012 averaged US$113.94 per barrel. With reference to the benchmark list for fiscal year 2012 (see below), this corresponds to Zone F of fuel surcharges which from October 2012, will range from 2,000 yen on a Japan – Korea ticket to 21,000 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 October 1 and November 30, 2012.

Fuel Surcharge for the period: October 1 – November 30, 2012

Current Level : Zone G
(Applicable till Sep 30, 2012)
New Level: Zone F
(Applicable from Oct. 1, 2012)

Based on average price of fuel:
US$127.75/barrel
US$113.94/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 2,200
US$28.00
JPY 2,000
US$25.00

Japan- China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
JPY 6,000
US$76.00
JPY 5,500
US$69.00

Japan- Guam, Palau, Philippines, Vietnam,
JPY 7,000
US$88.00
JPY 6,500
US$82.00

Japan- Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
JPY 11,500
US$145.00
JPY 10,500
US$132.00

Japan- Hawaii, India, Indonesia
JPY 15,000
US$189.00
JPY 13,500
US$170.00

Japan- Canada, Europe, Middle East, Oceania, USA (excl. Hawaii)
JPY 23,500
US$296.00
JPY 21,000
US$264.00

– 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 2012 (for the year ending Mar 31, 2013)

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, Palau, 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 2,200
JPY 2,500
JPY 2,700

Japan|China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
JPY 4,500
JPY 5,500
JPY 6,000
JPY 6,500
JPY 7,500

Japan – Guam, Philippines, Palau, Vietnam
JPY 5,000
JPY 6,500
JPY 7,000
JPY 8,000
JPY 8,500

Japan|Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
JPY 8,500
JPY 10,500
JPY 11,500
JPY 13,000
JPY 14,500

Japan|Hawaii, India, Indonesia
JPY 11,000
JPY 13,500
JPY 15,000
JPY 16,500
JPY 18,500

Japan|Canada, Europe, Middle East, Oceania, USA (excluding Hawaii)
JPY 17,500
JPY 21,000
JPY 23,500
JPY 26,000
JPY 28,500