Regulator lowers fuel surcharge for April

THE Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) has downgraded the gasoline surcharge stage for subsequent month, a growth that might result in cheaper air fares.

The April 1 to 30 surcharge was set at Degree 6 as the worth of jet gasoline averaged between P36 and P39 per liter, CAB Government Director Carmelo Arcilla mentioned.

The surcharge is at present at Degree 7 with jet gasoline at P39 to P42 per liter.

Beneath the passenger gasoline surcharge matrix, airways can gather gasoline surcharge of P185 to P665 for home flights and P610.37 to P4,538.40 for worldwide flights beneath Degree 6.

For cargo, airways are allowed to cost P0.95 to P2.78 per kilogram for home flights and P3.14 to P23.33 per kilo for worldwide flights.

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“Airways wishing to impose or gather gasoline surcharge should file its software with CAB on or earlier than the effectivity interval, with gasoline surcharge charges not exceeding the above-stated stage,” Arcilla mentioned.

The gasoline surcharge is an non-obligatory payment that airways can impose to recuperate gasoline prices and stem losses brought on by gasoline value spike.

It’s not part of the essential airfare and may be diminished or eliminated relying on the worth of jet gasoline.

Looked for remark, Steve Dailisan, AirAsia Philippines Communications and Public Affairs head, mentioned “any type of discount in ticket worth won’t solely encourage individuals to journey but in addition spur financial exercise within the locations the place we fly to.”

“Our dedication has by no means wavered in democratizing air journey regardless of the risky pricing of gasoline,” he added.