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