Aer Lingus To Cut Long-Haul Fuel Surcharge

February 13, 2007

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Aer Lingus plans to cut fuel surcharges by 25 percent on its long-haul flights, having hedged 55 percent of its 2007 fuel needs at between USD$58 and USD$72 a barrel.

"The fuel surcharge reduction represents a decrease of EUR10 euros (USD$15) each way and comes as a result of decreasing international oil prices," the company said in a statement.

Aer Lingus said the surcharge reduction would apply to new bookings made after midnight on Monday on all its services between Ireland and the United States and Middle East.

The move makes Aer Lingus the latest in a growing number of airlines, including British Airways and Air France, to have reduced additional ticket charges imposed when the cost of oil rose towards the record levels last year.

(Reuters)