SIA ups fuel surcharge

As a result of a sustained escalation in the price of jet fuel in recent months, Singapore Airlines is increasing its fuel surcharge for tickets issued on or after 24 October 2007.The new levels will apply to Singapore Airlines and SilkAir flights as follows:

- On regional routes, US$24 (up from US$22) per sector, for flights between Singapore and ASEAN countries.

- US$104 (up from US$98) per sector, for flights between Singapore and gateways in the United States and Canada on a single-sector basis

- US$67 (up from US$63) per sector, on all other flights.

The price of jet fuel has been steadily climbing in recent weeks, and is now over US$95 per barrel. The new surcharge is subject to official approval in some markets, and some local variations may apply where regulatory approvals dictate.