British Airways has announced its fuel surcharge will increase for the second time in three months, citing “the continuing substantial increase in the price of oil”.
BA last increased its fuel surcharge by £20 per return flight on long-haul routes in December, and the latest increase will take effect on February 8.
World Traveller and World Traveller Plus tickets will increase by £12 per sector (£24 return), while First and Club World tickets will increase by £17 per sector (£34 return). Full details of the new surcharges are detailed below.
The latest move means that World Traveller and World Traveller Plus return tickets will have increased by £44 since December, with First and Club tickets increasing by £54.
As was the case in December, there will be no increase in fuel surcharge on short-haul services.
In a statement BA said that the move “reflects the continuing substantial increase in the price of oil and a 14 per cent rise in the spot price of jet fuel since our last fuel surcharge increase in December 2010”.
Political unrest in Egypt has helped push oil prices back over the US$100 per barrel mark, although this is still some way off the US$150 per barrel seen in 2008.
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Fuel surcharge changes:
- For World Traveller flights over nine hours an increase from £76 a sector to £88. On flights of less than nine hours an increase from £63 a sector to £75
- For World Traveller Plus flights over nine hours an increase from £94.50 a sector to £106.50. On flights of less than nine hours an increase from £73 per sector to £85.
- For First and Club World flights over nine hours an increase from £108 per sector to £125. On flights of less than nine hours an increase from £88 per sector to £105