Information Regarding Fuel Surcharge and Insurance Surcharge
for International Flights

For travel originating in Japan

Updated on June 17, 2020

JAL applies fuel surcharge and insurance surcharge on all international passenger tickets. The surcharge applies to JL coded flights including JAL flights operated by other airlines.
Details of the Fuel Surcharge and Insurance Surcharge are as follows:

Fuel Surcharge

We originally introduced Fuel surcharge in response to unprecedented rises. We highly appreciate your understanding and cooperation. The applicable amounts for the travels to Japan are shown below. Fuel surcharge will be reviewed and revised bimonthly.

Please click here for further details of the revision.

Tickets issued on/after June 1 until September 30, 2020

Per person for each segment from/to Japan

Route*1 For travel originating outside Japan
Japan - Korea, Far East Russia Not applicable
Japan - East Asia*2 (excluding Korea, Mongolia)
Japan - Guam, Palau, Philippines, Vietnam, Mongolia, Russia*3
Japan - Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Russia*4
Japan - Hawaii, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka
Japan - North America
Japan - Europe*5
Japan - Middle East
Japan - Oceania
  • *1Not applicable for itinerary originating in Brazil
  • *2Not applicable for the itinerary originating in Hong Kong to North America
  • *3Irukutsk
  • *4Novosibirsk
  • *5For the JL codeshare flights within Europe operated by British Airways (BA) /Finnair (AY) /Iberia (IB), the following amounts will be applied per sector.
    Country of departure for travel Business Class Economy Class
    United Kingdom GBP 22.50 GBP 18.50
    Europe (except United Kingdom) EUR 32 EUR 28
    Other than Europe USD 40 USD 32
    These are not subject to bimonthly revision.
  1. In addition to the applicable air fares and charges, the fuel surcharge in effect on the day of ticketing shall be applied.
  2. The amounts for the fuel surcharge are the same for adults, children and infants occupying seats. Infants without seats are exempt from the fuel surcharge.
    The fuel surcharge shall apply to JAL Mileage Bank award tickets.
  3. When a ticket is presented for refund, the full amount of the fuel surcharge shall be returned.
  4. The fuel surcharge may change without advance notice according to approvals from relevant governments.
  5. The handling procedures for an adjustment of the fuel surcharge occurring after a ticket is issued up to the date of departure are as follows.
    1. When a ticket is not changed*,
      no differential adjustment of the fuel surcharge will be made.
    2. When an unused ticket is changed*,
      the difference between the previous fuel surcharge and the newly revised fuel surcharge applicable to the ticket issuance date will be adjusted. (the whole itinerary will be reassessed)
    3. When a ticket is changed after departure,
      no differential adjustments of the fuel surcharge will be made.

    (exception : in case of originating in Australia and tickets sold in Australia)

    1. When the first sector of the ticket is changed*,
      The difference between the previous fuel surcharge and the newly revised fuel surcharge applicable to the ticket issuance date will be adjusted. (the whole itinerary will be reassessed)
    2. When items other than the first sector of a ticket are changed*,
      no differential adjustments of the fuel surcharge will be made.
  • * Change means changes in itinerary, departure date with the same flight number, flight number with the same itinerary and rebooking of the new flights on the open dated award tickets previously cancelled.
  • Example:
    • Departure date change from September 1 to September 20 for JL031 Tokyo-Bangkok
    • Flight number change from JL031 to JL033 Tokyo-Bangkok on the same day
    • Making reservation of JL031 on September 1 Tokyo-Bangkok for open dated ticket

Insurance Surcharge

To cover the cost of the extra safety and security measures, an insurance surcharge is added to the price of tickets. We highly appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Sales country Amount per person for each segment
Japan JPY 300
Outside of Japan USD 3.20
  • *Except flights to/from Canada/Hong Kong, and travel originating in Brazil
  1. In addition to the applicable air fares and charges, the insurance surcharge in effect on the day of ticketing shall be applied.
  2. The amounts for the insurance surcharge are the same for adults, children and infants.
    The insurance surcharge shall apply to JAL Mileage Bank award tickets.
  3. When a ticket is presented for refund, the full amount of the insurance surcharge shall be returned.
  4. The insurance surcharge may change without advance notice.

Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.

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