Air France hikes fuel surcharge on ticket prices

5th July 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, July 4 (AFP) - Air France, following the lead of other airlines around the world, said Monday it was hiking its fuel surcharge on passenger tickets to offset increased costs due to the high price of oil.

PARIS, July 4 (AFP) - Air France, following the lead of other airlines around the world, said Monday it was hiking its fuel surcharge on passenger tickets to offset increased costs due to the high price of oil.

From July 19, the fuel surcharge -- the third since being introduced in May 2004 -- will add EUR 1 to tickets for domestic flights, EUR 2 for medium-range services and EUR 4 for long-haul trips, the company said in a statement.

The increase will stay in place until the price of oil drops below USD 50 (EUR 42) a barrel for 30 consecutive days, it added.

Air France competitors Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have already announced similar surcharges.

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Subject: French news

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