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Cathay Pacific axes almost all fuel surcharges

Fuel surcharge on most sectors to be removed for tickets issued from 1 May Cathay Pacific updated yesterday (14 Apr) that it will axe fuel surcharge on most tickets, with few exceptions. From 1 May, Cathay Pacific will remove fuel surcharges, better known as YQ within the industry, for all flights, except for select journeys from Japan and the Philippines. Note that this date applies for tickets issued from 1 May onwards, and not for tickets issued now for travel from 1 May. The details Cathay Pacific long had a fuel surcharge component that ranges around USD48.7 (~S$70) at present, with some exceptions. From 1 May, all fuel surcharges will be removed, except the following: For example, if you bought a ticket that starts from Tokyo to Sydney via Hong Kong, you will pay JPY2,000 (Tokyo to Hong Kong) + JPY7,300 (Hong Kong to Sydney) each way in fuel surcharge – and this will continue after 1 May. Wait, what is fuel surcharge? Fuel surcharge was a concept introduced back more than a decade ago …