British Airways increases fuel surcharge

British Airways increases fuel surcharge

British Airways has confirmed it will increase its fuel surcharge on long-haul flights from Thursday.

As a result all long-haul tickets will increase by £10 per sector (£20 return).

The move reflects “the substantial recent increase in the price of oil”, the British flag-carrier said in a statement.

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

Fuel surcharges will now range between £63 and £108 depending on flight length and class of travel.

British Airways last raised its fuel surcharge in 2008, having twice lowered it since this time.

Crude oil is presently priced at approximately $90 a barrel, having begun the year closer to $70 a barrel.