• December 14, 2017

JAL Announces International Fare Fuel Surcharge for Tickets Issued Between February and March 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 February 1 and March 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 October and November 2017 averaged US$71.22 per barrel, which accounted for 8,044 yen in the average exchange rate of 112.94 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 C of fuel surcharges. From February 1 to March 31, 2018, it will range from 500 yen on a Japan – Korea ticket to 10,500 yen on Japan – USA ticket per person per sector flown, on tickets for travel originating in Japan.


Fuel Surcharge for the period: February 1 ~ March 31, 2018


Current Level: Zone B

(Applicable till Jan. 31, 2018)

New Level: Zone C

(Applicable on/after Feb. 1, 2018)

Based on average price of fuel:

JPY 7,213/barrel

JPY 8,044/barrel

Route (Per person per sector flown)

For travel originating in Japan

For travel originating in Japan

Japan - Korea, Far East Russia

300 Yen

500 Yen

Japan - China, Hong Kong, Taiwan

1,500 Yen

2,500 Yen

Japan - Guam, Palau, Philippines, Vietnam

2,000 Yen

3,000 Yen

Japan - Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand

3,000 Yen

4,500 Yen

Japan - Hawaii, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia

4,000 Yen

6,000 Yen

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

7,000 Yen

10,500 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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