JAPAN: JAL lowers cargo fuel surcharge

Japan Airlines ( JAL) has filed with the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) for a decrease in fuel surcharge for international cargo flights departingJapan, with effect from 1 April, 2009. The international cargo fuel surcharge on long-haul international routes for flights departing Japan will decrease from 115 yen (US$1.71) to 31 […]


Japan Airlines ( JAL) has filed with the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) for a decrease in fuel surcharge for international cargo flights departingJapan, with effect from 1 April, 2009.

The international cargo fuel surcharge on long-haul international routes for flights departing Japan will decrease from 115 yen (US$1.71) to 31 yen per kg. In the case of medium-haul international routes, the surcharge will decrease from 99 to 27 yen per kg, and on shorthaul routes from 83 yen to 23 yen per kg, representing an overall reduction of up to 27 per cent on all routes.

In addition, JAL has also filed with the MLIT to revise the procedure of setting its fuel surcharge levels. At present, adjustments are made 4 times a year (once every three months) using an index calculated from a three-month average fuel price of Singapore kerosene reported by the US Department of Energy (DOE).