The new surcharges, which will apply to tickets issued on or after Friday 28 November 2008, will be ($A per sector and including GST)
• Qantas and QantasLink jet services $21 (new) $26 (previous);
• QantasLink turboprop services $21 (new) $24 (previous).
The Executive General Manager of Qantas, Mr John Borghetti, said the airline had recently reduced its international surcharges and domestic fares in response to falls in oil and jet fuel prices.
"In early October, we reduced international surcharges by as much as $40 per return trip, and lowered domestic fares by approximately 2-3 per cent," he said.
"Oil prices have come down further since then, however they remain volatile."
At current oil prices, the Qantas Group's fuel bill this year will be $750 million higher than in 2007/08.
About Qantas Airways Limited
Qantas (qantas.com.au) was founded in the Queensland outback in 1920. Registered originally as the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited (QANTAS), we have built a reputation for excellence in safety, operational reliability, engineering and maintenance, and customer service.
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