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Etihad Airways to increase surcharges to take account of EU ETS

14-Feb-2012 12:24 PM

Etihad Airways announced (13-Feb-2012) it will increase the fuel surcharge on its European flights to offset the costs being imposed on the airline by the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). An increase of USD3 per passenger for flights into and out of Europe and USD0.03 cents per kg for cargo shipments will take effect for travel from 01-Mar-2012. James Hogan, Etihad Airways president and CEO said the carrier is "strongly opposed to the unilateral measures imposed by the EU on our flights into and out of Europe, especially as they include areas outside European airspace". [more - original PR]