SIA, SilkAir cut fuel surcharges: Other airlines which have done the same

More airlines are cutting or removing fuel surcharges amid a sharp fall in oil prices in recent months, with Singapore Airlines among them. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
More airlines are cutting or removing fuel surcharges amid a sharp fall in oil prices in recent months, with Singapore Airlines among them. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - More airlines are cutting or removing fuel surcharges amid a sharp fall in oil prices in recent months, with Singapore Airlines among them.

While industry analysts say this does not necessarily mean that fares will fall by the same quantum, some say that consumers should see airfares going down possibly after the middle of the year.

We take a look at some of the carriers which have made changes to their fuel surcharge:

Carrier Changes to fuel surcharge
Singapore Airlines, SilkAir Cut by US$5 (S$6.80) to US$83, depending on distance and class of travel, for tickets issued on or after Feb 26
Qantas Removed and absorbed into base fares
AirAsia, including long-haul affiliates AirAsia X, Thai AirAsia X and Indonesia AirAsia X Removed from Jan 26
Cathay Pacific Cut by US$6.10 (S$8.25) to US$27 from January to February, depending on flight
Virgin Australia Removed on flights to the United States and bundled into base fares from Jan 23
Firefly Removed for all flights from Jan 16
Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern and other Chinese carriers Removed for domestic flights from Feb 5
Japan Airlines Cut by US$43 (S$58) for Japan-Singapore flights with tickets issued on or after April 1, purchased outside of Japan

Source: The Straits Times, Reuters, Cathay Pacific, AFP, The Star, Japan Airlines