Thanks to the collapse in oil prices, travelers in Hong Kong will not have to pay fuel surcharges anymore. The Civil Aviation Department announced that as of February 1, the fuel surcharge for those on outbound flights will be suspended indefinitely. On Wednesday, a spokesperson said “In view of the fact that aviation fuel prices in the past months have greatly reduced and stabilised to a reasonable level and that the corresponding fuel surcharges have been greatly reduced, the CAD considers that the levying of passenger fuel surcharges is not warranted.”
Passenger fuel levies allow airlines to cover part of the increase in operational costs caused by fluctuations in aviation fuel prices.
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