• December 19, 2018

JAL Announces International Fare Fuel Surcharge for Tickets Issued Between February and March 2019

Japan Airlines (JAL) has requested for approval from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to set the level of fuel surcharge on international passenger tickets purchased in Japan between February 1 and March 31, 2019.

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 2018 averaged US$89.37 per barrel, which accounted for 10,105 yen in the average exchange rate of 113.06 JPY/USD during the same period.

As a result, with reference to the fuel surcharge benchmark list for FY2018 in Japanese yen, this corresponds to Zone E of fuel surcharges. From February 1 to March 31, 2019, it will range from 1,500 yen on a Japan – Korea ticket to 17,500 yen on Japan – USA ticket per person per sector flown, on tickets for travel originating in Japan.

Fuel Surcharge for the period: February 1, 2019 ~ March 31, 2019


Current Level: Zone D

(Applicable till Jan. 31, 2019)

New Level: Zone E

(Applicable on/after Feb. 1, 2019)

Based on average price of fuel:

JPY 9,956/barrel

JPY 10,105/barrel

Route (Per person per sector flown)

For travel originating in Japan

For travel originating in Japan

Japan - Korea, Far East Russia

1,000 Yen

1,500 Yen

Japan – East Asia (excluding Korea)

3,500 Yen

4,500 Yen

Japan - Guam, Palau, Philippines, Vietnam, Russia (*1)

4,000 Yen

5,000 Yen

Japan - Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Russia (*2)

6,500 Yen

8,500 Yen

Japan - Hawaii, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia

8,500 Yen

11,000 Yen

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

14,000 Yen

17,500 Yen

(*1) Russia -> Irkutsk
(*2) Russia -> Novosibirsk
- 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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