Qatar Airways cuts fuel surcharge

  Qatar Airways has reduced its fuel surcharge on flights in its international network. Passengers purchasing tickets to and from destinations served by the Doha-based airline will now be able to take advantage of the new lower supplements.The decrease in the fuel surcharge on short and long-haul services in the airline’s global network follows an earlier reduction implemented by the airline in December on tickets for one-way and return flights from Doha, the carriers’ hub.

The move reflects the return to stability in oil prices over the past few months following an unprecedented surge during 2008.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said, “In response to the recent reduction in oil and jet fuel prices, we are now pleased to lower the fuel surcharge substantially in our network, which demonstrates our commitment to the travelling public by offering highly competitive prices.”

Qatar Airways operates a young and modern fleet of 67 Boeing and Airbus aircraft serving 83 key business and leisure cities across Europe, Middle East, Africa, South Asia, Far East and North America.

The airline currently has outstanding orders for more than 200 aircraft worth over US$40 billion.