Surging news reporter Shao Bingyan
The fuel surcharge will be lowered for the second time this year.
On March 3, the surging news reporter learned from the online travel platform "Fliggy" that Fliggy has received a notice from domestic airlines such as China Eastern Airlines and Shanghai Airlines that it will adjust the fuel surcharge collection standards for domestic flights from midnight on April 30, 2023 (ticket issuance date).
The adjusted standard is that adult passengers will be charged 800 yuan per passenger for flight segments below 30 km (inclusive), and 800 yuan per passenger for flight segments over 60 km, which is 10 yuan and 20 yuan respectively compared with before the adjustment. This is also the second fuel fee reduction since 2023.
Xiang Min, the person in charge of Fliggy tickets, said that the fuel fee reduction has further reduced the cost of passenger travel, and with the Qingming and May Day holidays approaching, travel and travel demand, especially long-term travel, is expected to accelerate.
In order to reduce the risk of jet fuel price fluctuations to a certain extent and protect the operation of airlines, airlines can independently determine the standard for collecting passenger fuel surcharges on domestic routes within the specified range. Previously, relevant aviation personnel told the surging news reporter that the fuel surcharge collection of domestic routes adopts a linkage mechanism with the price of aviation kerosene, and each airline will adjust accordingly due to oil price fluctuations.
From August 8 last year, after many months of raising the fuel surcharge standard for domestic flights, it was lowered to 5 yuan/80 yuan. From September 140 last year, the fuel surcharge was lowered for the second time last year, adjusted to 9 yuan/5 yuan. From January 60 this year, the fuel surcharge will be lowered for the first time in the new year, adjusted to 120 yuan/1 yuan.
On February 2 last year, airlines resumed collecting fuel surcharges on domestic routes, which are divided into two levels: 5 yuan and 10 yuan. Since then, the fuel surcharge has continued to increase every month until August 20 last year. Among them, after the charging standard was raised again on July 8 last year, the fuel surcharge rose to 5 yuan/7 yuan, which is the highest collection standard since China began to collect fuel surcharges in 5.