Lufthansa lowers fuel surcharge

12th Oct 2006

Lufthansa is reducing its fuel surcharge for all intercontinental flights by ten
euros per flight leg.The move is in response to the sustained drop in crude oil
prices over the past several weeks. The surcharge on long-haul tickets bought on or
after 16 October will thus be lowered from 62 euros to 52 euros. The surcharge for
German domestic and intra-European flights will remain unchanged at twelve euros per
flight segment.

Thanks to its forward-looking fuel-hedging policy and its modern, fuel-efficient
fleet, Lufthansa is well placed in comparison to its competitors. However,
persistently high oil prices are continuing to put pressure on the airline’s
expenses. Lufthansa constantly monitors oil prices and adjusts its fuel surcharges
in line with developments in jet fuel prices on the spot markets.


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