BA increases fuel surcharge

BA increases fuel surcharge

British Airways has increased it fuel surcharge for the second time in a matter of months.

The airline blamed “the continuing substantial increase in the price of oil” for the decision.

As a result of the decision, World Traveller and World Traveller Plus tickets will increase by £12 per sector (£24 return).

First and Club World tickets will increase by £17 per sector (£34 return

There will be no fuel surcharge increase to any British Airways’ short-haul services.

British Airways last increased its surcharge in December, since which time the spot price of airline fuel has increased 14 per cent.

The previous increase prior to December was in June 2008, after which it reduced the surcharge twice.

Australian airline Qantas announced it would raise its fuel surcharge earlier this week.