BA introduces Robin Hood fuel surcharges

BA is introducing a Robin Hood style ticketing system for its first and business passengers by charging them a higher fuel surcharge than passengers in economy.The new charges come less than a month after it imposed a fuel surcharge on all long-distance tickets, which was the third so far this year.

The one-way surcharge on premium passengers flying more than nine hours rises by £24, and £12 for premium economy.

BA said the move would reflect the greater amount of fuel burned per premium passenger on long flights.

The new move is explained by BA at being aimed at reflecting the higher volumes of fuel burned per passenger in premium cabins.

Chief executive Wille Walsh said: “Passengers travelling in cabins with fewer seats, using more space and benefiting from larger baggage allowances as we burn more fuel per passenger to fly them.”