• October 18, 2017

JAL Announces International Fare Fuel Surcharge For Tickets Issued Between December 2017 And January 2018

Japan Airlines (JAL) has requested for approval from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Tourism (MLIT) to set the level of fuel surcharge on all international passenger tickets purchased between December 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018.

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 2017 averaged US$65.41 per barrel, which accounted for 7,213 yen in the average exchange rate of 110.28 JPY/USD during the same period.

As a result, with reference to the fuel surcharge benchmark list for FY2017 in Japanese yen, this corresponds to Zone B of fuel surcharges. From December 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018, it will range from 300 yen on a Japan – Korea ticket to 7,000 yen on Japan – USA ticket per person per sector flown, on tickets for travel originating in Japan.


Fuel Surcharge for the period: December 1, 2017 ~ January 31, 2018


Current Level: Zone A

(Applicable till Nov. 30, 2017)

New Level: Zone B

(Applicable on/after Dec. 1, 2017)

Based on average price of fuel:

JPY 6,530/barrel

JPY 7,213/barrel

Route (Per person per sector flown)

For travel originating in Japan

For travel originating in Japan

Japan - Korea, Far East Russia

200 Yen

300 Yen

Japan - China, Hong Kong, Taiwan

500 Yen

1,500 Yen

Japan - Guam, Palau, Philippines, Vietnam

1,000 Yen

2,000 Yen

Japan - Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand

1,500 Yen

3,000 Yen

Japan - Hawaii, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia

2,000 Yen

4,000 Yen

Japan - Canada, Europe, Middle East, Oceania, USA (excl. Hawaii)

3,500 Yen

7,000 Yen


- 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.




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