As an effect of the high rise international oil price, many airline companies have increased fuel surcharge which effective from March 1st. According to one of the largest airline ticketing company in China, quite a number of surcharge increment notice has been received recently and effective from March 1, 2011, the fuel surcharge for all flights to and from Hong Kong and Macau will be increased.
According to the official announcement of Cathay Pacific and Dragon Air HongKong, effective from March 1, (referring to date of issue), the surcharge per journey sector for all the flights between China and Hong Kong will increase from 18.3 USD to 21.2 USD. On the other hand, in case of flights to and from Australia, New Zealand, North Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, South Asia and etc, the fuel surcharge per journey sector will increase from 86.8 USD to 95.8 USD. While the fuel surcharge per journey sector for the rest airline routes will increase from 18.3 USD to 21.2 USD.
Besides that, from March 1 onwards, Hong Kong Airlines Limited and Hong Kong Express Airways Limited will also adjust their fuel surcharge simultaneously too. Other than the fuel surcharge for flights between Hong Kong and Moscow remained 95.8 USD per journey sector unchanged, all the rest airline routes will be amended to 21.2 USD per journey sector.
On the other hand, Korean Air also officially announced that all flights which originated from Hong Kong, includes flights to South Korea, Japan, China, South East Asia and South West Asia will rise from 18 USD per journey sector to 21 USD per journey sector. While the fuel surcharge for flights from Hong Kong to United States, Europe and Australia will increase from 87 USD per journey sector to 96 USD per journey sector.
Similarly, Qantas Airways also announced that the fuel surcharge for all flights which depart from Hong Kong will be increased from 677 HKD to 747 HKD. Moreover, Nippon Airlines and Royal Brunei Airlines will adjust their fuel surcharge for all flights to and from China as well.
Generally, all the effectiveness of fuel surcharge increment is depends on the issue date of the entire ticket. Therefore, if you plan for Beijing tours or Beijing China Tours, then you should purchase air ticket in advance.