Flight fuel surcharge stays at Level 4 for August

Fuel surcharge for domestic and international flights will remain at Level 4 for August, the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) has announced Tuesday. This means that depending on the distance, fuel surcharge rates will range from PHP117 to PHP342 for domestic flights and PHP385.70 to PHP2,867.82 for international flights. “The fuel surcharge level — pegged anew at Level 4 and relatively lower than past records — is a welcome development in Philippine Airlines,” PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Tuesday, adding that fuel prices have a direct correlation to the total trip cost. Xander Lao, Cebu Pacific president, said the airline hopes this would encourage more people to proceed with their travel plans in the second half of the year. “With fuel surcharges staying put, this should keep the momentum for high travel demand and yet, keep fares affordable for our passengers,” he said. In an advisory signed on July 17, the CAB said airlines wishing to impose or collect fuel surcharge for Aug. 1 to 31 must file their application with the Office of the Executive Director on or before the effectivity period. The applicable conversion rate for USD1 is PHP55.65, it said

Source: Philippines News Agency