Air Fuel Surcharges to Fall

Airliners will cut fuel surcharges on international routes next month due to a drop in global oil prices, they said Wednesday.

The fuel surcharge rates have remained unchanged for six months since rising last September.

Asiana Airlines and Korean Air will cut surcharges on flights to the Americas by US$10 to $144 for March, and on flights to Africa and Europe to $138.

On routes to China and Northeast Asia they will drop from $44 to $41 and on routes to Southeast Asia from $58 to $54.

Fuel surcharges are adjusted every month by the average Mean of Platts Singapore trade prices. The trade price for March is 289.5 cents per gallon, down 8.1 cents on-month.

englishnews@chosun.com / Feb. 20, 2014 10:47 KST