11 APRIL 2011


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Article from BTNews 11 APRIL 2011

British Airways increase fuel surcharge

BA added another fuel surcharge to certain flights last Friday, the third increase in less than three months.  Short haul and domestic UK passengers will escape these new charges.  The increase on long haul non-premium tickets will increase by £10 per sector which means that for flights up to nine hours World Traveller passengers will pay £85 surcharge and for the longer services £98.  With World Traveller Plus it is £95 and £116.50 respectively.   

In a statement, Nick Swift, BA's Chief Financial Officer, said that the company regretted having to raise surcharges and were aware that these were difficult economic times.

He said: "For us, fuel now represents over one third of our costs and particularly affects our long haul flights.

We are very aware of the wider economic pressures on our customers at the moment and we will bear the vast majority of the recent fuel price rise ourselves to keep this increase in surcharge to a minimum.”

First and Club World flights under nine hours will increase from £105 per sector to £125.  Flights of more than nine hours will increase from £125 per sector to £145 or £290 for a return trip. www.ba.com

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