SIA to increase fuel surcharge

As a result of the sustained escalation in the price of jet fuel in recent months, Singapore Airlines has confirmed it will increase its fuel surcharge for tickets issued on or after 2 August 2007.The new levels will apply to Singapore Airlines and SilkAir flights as follows:

- US$22 (up from US$20) per sector, for flights between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Bandar Seri Begawan, Bangkok, Denpasar, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Manila and Penang;

- US$98 (up from US$89) per sector, for flights between Singapore and gateways in the United States and Canada on a single-sector basis; and

- US$63 (up from US$58) per sector, on all other flights.

The price of jet fuel is now hovering around US$90 per barrel, compared to US$81 per barrel when the Singapore Airlines surcharge was last revised in May.

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The new surcharge is subject to official approval in some markets, and some local variations may apply where regulatory approvals dictate.
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