Qantas has announced that it would increase international fuel surcharges for tickets issued on or after 17 January. Qantas Executive General Manager, Mr John Borghetti, said the increases were a response to record fuel prices. “The price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil passed US$100 a barrel last week, and Singapore Jets Fuel is currently trading at around US$114 a barrel,” Mr Borghetti said.
Mr Borghetti said that, at this stage, there would be no change to the airline’s existing Australian and New Zealand domestic surcharges. Australian domestic surcharges will remain at $26 for Qantas and QantasLink jet services and $24 for QantasLink turboprop services (both including GST).