Further fuel surcharge increases at British Airways

Further fuel surcharge increases at British Airways

British Airways is putting up fuel surcharges for the second time in two months due to continuing rises in the cost of oil.

Surcharges on long-haul travel will be hit from this Friday. However, there will be no impact on domestic or short-haul routes, BA confirmed.

Nick Swift, British Airways’ chief financial officer, said: “It is with real regret that we have to increase our long-haul fuel surcharge.

“As customers will know from the price at the petrol pumps, the cost of fuel has continued to rise significantly over the past three months.

“For us, fuel now represents over one third of our costs and particularly affects our long-haul flights.

“We are very aware of the wider economic pressures on our customers at the moment and we will bear the vast majority of the recent fuel price rise ourselves to keep this increase in surcharge to a minimum.”

Long-haul non-premium tickets will experience an increase of £10 per sector.

This means that World Traveller (economy) flights under nine hours will increase from £75 a sector to £85 and flights in excess of nine hours will increase from £88 a sector to £98.

World Traveller Plus (premium economy) flights under nine hours will increase from £85 to £95 a sector and flights of more than nine hours will increase from £106.50 a sector to £116.50.

Long-haul premium tickets will increase by £20 per sector.

First and Club World flights under nine hours will increase from £105 per sector to £125.

On flights of more than nine hours there will be an increase from £125 per sector to £145.

British Airways last increased fuel surcharges in February.