Aviation fuel surcharges to be lowered in Taiwan

Aviation fuel surcharges to be lowered in Taiwan

Taipei, Feb. 1 (CNA) The aviation fuel surcharges on flights operated by Taiwanese carriers will soon be adjusted lower because of the steady fall in international crude oil prices, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said Monday.

Beginning on Feb. 7, the fuel surcharge for short-distance flights will be cut by US$2.50 per flight leg to US$5, and that for a long-haul flight will be lowered by US$6.5 per leg to US$13, the agency announced.

State-run oil refiner CPC Corp. Taiwan announced earlier in the day that international aviation fuel prices for February would be lowered from US$56.03 per barrel to US$46.27 per barrel.

The planned surcharge cuts will save passengers NT$165 (US$4.9) on round-trip short-haul flights and NT$429 per round-trip long-haul flight. (By Wang Shu-fen and Elizabeth Hsu)

Updated : 2021-04-13 03:10 GMT+08:00