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Air Canada scraps fuel surcharge ex-Australia

December 16, 2015 Aviation No Comments Print Print Email Email

Air Canada is eliminating its YQ fuel surcharge on services from Australia to Canada and the US, with the fee to be absorbed into its base published airfares.

The move applies to all published point-of-sale Australia airfares ticketed on or after 12 January 2016. 

The decision to scrap the YQ fuel surcharge follows Air Canada’s announcement last week of an increase in base commission from 3% to 5% on Business and Economy published airfares ticketed in Australia* on or after 1 January 2016.

Air Canada General Manager Australia and New Zealand Paul McLean says the decision to incorporate the YQ surcharge into base published airfares will simplify the booking process.

“The elimination of a separate fuel surcharge will make the booking process more seamless and ensure Air Canada continues to meet the demands of a competitive marketplace,” says McLean.

“As we move towards the launch of our first ever Brisbane services, and the introduction of an exciting new on-board product on our daily Sydney-Vancouver route, we will continue to look for ways to forge ever closer ties with our travel industry partners.”

Air Canada will offer year-round, non-stop flights between Canada and Queensland from 1 June 2016, with Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft set to operate the new Brisbane-Vancouver route.

For more information please visit: www.aircanada.com.

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