Press Releases (American Region)

January 18, 2005
Introduction of Fuel Surcharge
As a result of the effects of the unprecedented rise in fuel costs, the JAL Group plans to introduce a fuel surcharge on all international passengers flights, subject to government approval.
Effective: For tickets issued on/after February 1, 2005, through September 30, 2005.
Applicable Sectors: JL, JO, EG international sectors (including JL marketing flights operated by other airlines)
[ Fuel Surcharge Amounts]
Applicable per person per segment to/from Japan:
Sector For sale in Japan For sale outside Japan*
Korea and Fukuoka - Shanghai route 500 yen US$ 5.00
(Short to medium haul-Asia)
Philippines, Hong Kong & China routes,
Taiwan and Micronesia
1,000 yen US$ 10.00
(Longhaul Asia)
Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, India
1,800 yen US$ 17.00
North America including Hawaii, South America, Europe, Oceania, Middle East 2,500 yen US$ 24.00
(Other routes)
New York - Sao Paulo route
Vancouver - Mexico City route
1,500 yen US$ 14.00
* Conversion to local currencies should be made using the applicable BSR at the time of ticketing.
The same amounts apply to adult/child/infant fares. The surcharges also apply to FFP award tickets issued to members of the JAL Mileage Bank and charter flight tickets.
In the case of refunds, the fuel surcharge will be refunded in full and the cancellation or refund charge will not be applied.
The surcharges will be cancelled when the average monthly price of Singapore kerosene falls below the benchmark of US$40.00 per barrel.
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