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China airlines extend fuel surcharges

21-Aug-2006

Beijing (XFNews-ASIA) - Chinese airlines are still collecting a fuel surcharge for flight sales on domestic routes scheduled after October 10, when the current surcharge is due to end, according to air ticket agencies.

The aviation regulator has not released a new policy on the surcharge but travel agents said they expect the charge to be continued after October 10 due to high fuel prices.

State media reported earlier this month that the surcharge is expected to increase by over 60 pct to 50 yuan for routes below 800 kilometers and 100 yuan for routes over 800 km.

The administration said last month that the country's airlines posted a combined loss of 2.5 bln yuan in the first half, due to high jet fuel prices.


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