JAL announces international fare fuel surcharge

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Japan Airlines (JAL) has requested for approval from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to revise up the fuel surcharges applied on all international passenger tickets issued between December 1, 2012 and January 31, 2013 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 August and September 2012 averaged US$130.89 per barrel. With reference to the benchmark list for fiscal year 2012 (see below), this corresponds to Zone H of fuel surcharges which from December 2012, will range from 2,500 yen on a Japan – Korea ticket to 26,000 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 December 1, 2012 and January 31, 2013.

Fuel Surcharge for the period: December 1, 2012 – January 31, 2013

Current Level : Zone F
(Applicable till Nov. 30, 2012) New Level: Zone H
(Applicable on/after Dec. 1, 2012)
Based on average price of fuel: US$113.94/barrel US$130.89/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 2,000 US$25.00 JPY 2,500 US$31.00
Japan- China, Hong Kong, Taiwan JPY 5,500 US$69.00 JPY 6,500 US$82.00
Japan- Guam, Palau, Philippines, Vietnam, JPY 6,500 US$82.00 JPY 8,000 US$101.00
Japan- Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand JPY 10,500 US$132.00 JPY 13,000 US$164.00
Japan- Hawaii, India, Indonesia JPY 13,500 US$170.00 JPY 16,500 US$208.00
Japan- Canada, Europe, Middle East, Oceania, USA (excl. Hawaii) JPY 21,000 US$264.00 JPY 26,000 US$327.00

– 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