THAI makes cuts to fuel surcharges

BANGKOK, 11 June 2019: Thai Airways International will reduce the fuel surcharge on all routes, effective 11 June.

THAI executive vice president, commercial, Wiwat Piyawiroj, said the fuel surcharge on all routes was based actual distance flown.

Facing considerable competition from low-cost airlines in the region, the airline hopes the move will make its fares more competitive.

Taxes and surcharges on the Bangkok-Singapore amount to around THB1,900 roundtrip.

THAI last made changes to its fuel surcharges in December 2017, when it raised them by an average of 137 to 200% on 59 international routes.

It amounted to a USD3 to USD50 increase in a one-way fare at the time depending on the distance covered.

As a policy, the airline did not give any reason for the increases made in 2017 and again now when it is reducing fuel surcharges it has kept the announcement short and sweet.

Wiwat Piyawiroj