Local airlines to waive int’l fuel surchage in Jan. for 17th straight month

“With global oil prices staying low, local airlines will continue to waive their fuel surcharge for international flights going into next year. The nation’s two flagship carriers Korean Air and Asiana Airlines said today they’ll keep the fuel surcharge at zero in January as they have since September 2015. Their policy is to charge the fee for international flights only when the price of Singapore jet fuel rises above 150 cents a gallon — and for the month ending yesterday, the average price was about 143 cents. The fuel surcharge is waived for all tickets issued next month, regardless of the departure date. There is however a surcharge for domestic flights, but it’ll go down next month from the current 2-thousand-200 won to 1-thousand-100 won, or about 90 U.S. cents.