SIA, SilkAir collapse fuel, insurance surcharges into base fares
SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines and its regional arm, SilkAir, began folding fuel and insurance surcharges into base airfares from March 28. The new fare regime will be implemented progressively by region, and is expected to be completed by May.
Singapore Airlines and SilkAir have been showing the full price payable in their airfare advertising, inclusive of taxes and surcharges, since 2008. With the removal of the fuel and insurance surcharges as a separate component, customers will be presented with a single base airfare when purchasing tickets.
SIA said fuel and insurance surcharges also no longer apply to KrisFlyer frequent-flyer programme redemption bookings. Other changes have also been made to the KrisFlyer programme, including removal of a 15% discount for redemption bookings made online rather than via a call centre.
For details of the new award levels, visit www.singaporeair.com/kfchange (ATI).