JAL’s fuel surcharges to hit record highs from June

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ANA and JAL aircraft are seen at Haneda Airport in Tokyo.

TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Japan Airlines said Tuesday that it will raise its fuel surcharges on international passenger tickets to be issued from June 1, reflecting surging crude oil prices and the yen’s weakening.

JAL’s fuel surcharges for all flight routes will hit the highest level since the current pricing system was introduced in April 2015.

For June-July, the surcharge on a one-way ticket will stand at ¥36,800, up drastically from ¥20,200, for flights connecting Japan with Europe, North America, the Middle East or Oceania.

The surcharge will rise to ¥23,600 from ¥12,700 for Hawaii and Indonesia, to ¥12,700 from ¥5,800 for Guam, the Philippines and Vietnam and to ¥4,100 from ¥1,800 for South Korea.

Surcharges for August and later will be decided in June.

All Nippon Airways are also expected to shortly announce an increase in fuel surcharges for June and July.