Friday, January 16, 2009

Airlines began to reduce the fuel surcharge

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Ascertained number of Indonesia airlines company began to reduce the fuel surcharge as the positive 'reaction' to the oil prices which continuing to decrease.

Sriwijaya Airlines says has been down the fuel surcharges since January 12. The decreasing is apply to the flight distance of under 1.5 hours. Hanna Simatupang - Sriwijaya spokesman - said, the fuel surcharge had reduced IDR 20.000,- for flight distance below 1.5 hours. The previous fuel surcharge is IDR 190,000, and with effective of January 12, 2009 the new fuel surcharge is only Rp 170,000. For flight distance more than 1.5 hours, Sriwijaya Air is still evaluating a decrease of fuel surcharge.

The decline in fuel surcharge will also be conducted by Mandala Air. This airlines which starting this year will only use one brand aircraft Airbus aircraft, confirm to  lower the fuel surcharge nex week. "Hopefully by next week we already apply the new the new surcharge. Currently Mandala Airlines are now evaluating cause the Avtur price is adjust continuously revealed a decrease in world oil prices," said spokesman Mandala Airlines, Trisia Megawati.

Head of Communication Batavia Air, Edi Haryono also said the same thing. Edi says Batavia Air currently evaluating the decline in fuel surcharge. "In the near future there will be a notice," said Edi.

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