Singapore Airlines joins rivals in boosting fuel surchargeadmin
Singapore Airlines became the latest carrier to raise its fuel surcharge as the aviation industry struggles to cope with the rapidly rising cost of jet fuel. The Asian airline last raised its surcharge in March.
On long-haul flights between Asia and the U.S. and Canada, the fee will rise to $150 from $130 per flight. The levy will increase to $35 from $30 per flight in Southwest Asia, and to $95 from $80 on other flights.
Airlines around the world have hiked ticket prices, tacked on fuel surcharges or begun charging extra for one-time gratuities such as added legroom and a second checked bag in an effort to recoup fuel costs. Those expenses, now the biggest single cost for many carriers, have soared along with the price of oil.