Qantas to Again Reduce Fuel Surcharges

Sydney, 22 December 2008

Qantas announced today it would again reduce its international and domestic fuel surcharges.

The new surcharges, which will apply to tickets issued on or after Tuesday 23 December 2008, will be:

International ($A one way from Australia):
UK and Europe - New surcharge $160. Previously $190
Mainland USA, Canada, South America, South Africa and India - New surcharge $130. Previously $150
Asia, Pacific, Honolulu - New surcharge $95. Previously $110
New Zealand - New surcgarhe $55. Previously $65

Domestic (A$ per sector including GST)
Qantas and QantasLink - New surcharge $18. Previously $21

The Executive General Manager of Qantas, Mr John Borghetti, said the airline had reduced both international and domestic surcharges twice and also reduced domestic fares in recent months.

He said that at current oil prices, the Qantas Group's fuel bill this year would still be $400 million higher than in 2007/08.

Issued by Qantas Corporate Communication (3870)