Qantas to Reduce Domestic Fuel Surcharges

Sydney, 27 November 2008

Qantas announced today it would reduce its Australian domestic fuel surcharges by up to $5.

The new surcharges, which will apply to tickets issued on or after Friday 28 November 2008, will be ($A per sector and including GST)
* Qantas and QantasLink jet services $21 (new) $26 (previous)
* QantasLink turboprop services $21 (new) $24 (previous)

The Executive General Manager of Qantas, Mr John Borghetti, said the airline had recently reduced its international surcharges and domestic fares in response to falls in oil and jet fuel prices.

"In early October, we reduced international surcharges by as much as $40 per return trip, and lowered domestic fares by approximately 2-3 per cent," he said.

"Oil prices have come down further since then, however they remain volatile."

At current oil prices, the Qantas Group's fuel bill this year will be $750 million higher than in 2007/08.

Issued by Qantas Corporate Communication (3859)