British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have announced further cuts to fuel surcharges on all flights from today.
The move will see reductions of up to £30 each way on long-haul flights with both BA and Virgin, while economy passengers will pay £15 less on short-haul flights with the two airlines. The reductions follow similar moves by other carriers.
BMI cut surcharges
BMI announced yesterday it would be removing fuel surcharges altogether on its regional flights. Travellers flying from regional airports around the UK to European destinations on BMI will benefit from the cut. BMI has already cut fuel surcharges on flights to and from London Heathrow.
Oil prices drop
Other airlines that have recently reduced their surcharges include Singapore Airlines, Sri Lankan Airlines and Cathay Pacific.
Airlines are not alone in cutting fuel surcharges. Cruise liners are also slashing surcharges following a sustained decrease in the global price of crude oil.
Cruises follow suit
Royal Caribbean and Prestige Cruise announced at the beginning of December they would suspend their fuel surcharges on all 2009 bookings. Crystal Cruise this week became the latest cruise company to drop its surcharges for next year.
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