Fuel surcharge on international air routes to rise Tuesday

Taipei, Taiwan airlines will increase their fuel surcharge on international flights with effect from Tuesday, due to surging international oil prices, according to the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA).

The CAA said Monday that it has approved the airlines' applications to hike their fuel surcharge for the first time in nearly five months as oil prices have been increasing.

Starting Tuesday, the fuel surcharge will increase from US$39 to US$45.5 one way on long-haul flights, and from US$15 to US$17.5 on short flights, the CAA said.

With the hike, passengers on round-trip long-haul flights will see a fare increase of US$13 (NT$380), while those on short round-trip flights will pay US$5 more, according to the CAA.

Fuel surcharge was last raised in Taiwan in December 2017.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel