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Japan Airlines Extends International Passenger Fare Fuel Surcharges
El Segundo, CA - August 10, 2005: Today the JAL Group requested approval from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT), to extend from October 1st 2005 until March 31st 2006, the fuel surcharge placed on all international passenger tickets between July 1st and September 30th.

JAL first introduced a fuel surcharge in February this year in response to rises in the cost of fuel. Since then continued fuel cost increases led JAL to review the amount of fuel surcharge levied.

The surcharge applies to flights operated by Japan Airlines and its international subsidiaries JALways and Japan Asia Airways including JAL code-share flights operated by other airlines.

Fuel Surcharges to and from Japan For sale in Japan For sale outside Japan
China (Fukuoka - Shanghai route only), Korea ¥700 US$7.00
China (Hong Kong routes only) ¥1,200 US$11.00
China (excluding the above), Micronesia, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam ¥1,300 US$12.00
India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand ¥3,600 US$34.00
Europe, Middle East, Oceania, Transpacific ¥5,000 US$48.00
New York - Sao Paulo segment only ¥3,000 US$29.00
Vancouver - Mexico City segment only ¥2,000 US$19.00
Other routes ¥300 US$3.00
(As of July 1st, 2005 – Per person per sector flown).
- The same amounts apply to adult/child/infant fares. The surcharges also apply to FFP international award tickets issued to members of the JAL Mileage Bank.
- In the case of refunds, the fuel surcharge will be refunded in full and no cancellation or refund charge will be applied.
- The planned extension of the fuel surcharge is subject to government approval.
- For tickets issued in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, fuel surcharges will not apply to Japan-Asia and Japan-Oceania sectors.
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