Tokyo February 9, 2016: Japan Airlines (JAL) announces that there will be no fuel surcharge on all international passenger tickets purchased between April 1 and May 31, 2016.
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 December 2015 and January 2016 averaged US$42.98 per barrel, which accounted for 5,163 yen in the average exchange rate of 120.14 JPY/USD during the same period.
As a result, with reference to the fuel surcharge benchmark list for FY2016 in Japanese yen, this corresponds to zone of “below 6,000 Yen” resulting in no fuel surcharge on all international passenger tickets purchased between April 1 and May 31, 2016.
The last announcement of no international fare fuel surcharge with JAL was seven years ago, which was set for three months from July through September in 2009.*
*Fuel surcharge set based on the 3-month average price of Singapore kerosene-type jet fuel at that time.
Fuel Surcharge for the period: April 1 ~ May 31, 2016
- For full details about JAL’s fuel surcharge policy, please refer to http://www.jal.co.jp/en/inter/if.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 FY 2016 Priced in Japanese Yen and Eligible for travel originating in Japan
-Above benchmark list is eligible for travel originating in Japan.
-For Fuel surcharge to travel originating outside Japan, please refer tohttp://www.jal.co.jp/en/inter/fuel/detail_world.html
*Please see the attached file.
20160209-JAL Announces No Fuel Surcharge.pdf