Thursday, August 18, 2011

JAL Reduces International Fare Fuel Surcharge

jal-tsuru-logo.jpg JAL Reduces International Fare Fuel Surcharge
for October to November 2011

Japan Airlines (JAL) has requested for approval from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to decrease the current level of fuel surcharge on all international passenger tickets issued between October 1 and November 30, 2011.

JAL sets fuel surcharge levels bimonthly based on the 2-month average price of Singapore kerosene-type jet fuel. The price of Singapore kerosene-type jet fuel during the two month period of June and July 2011 averaged US$128.02 per barrel. With reference to the fuel surcharge benchmark list for the fiscal year of 2011 (see below), this corresponds to Zone G of fuel surcharges which range from 2,500 yen on a Japan - Korea ticket to 25,000 yen on a Japan - USA ticket per person per sector flown, on tickets purchased in Japan.

This level of surcharge will be applied to all international passenger tickets issued between October 1 and November 30, 2011.

Fuel Surcharge for the period: October 1 - November 30, 2011

Japan- Hawaii, India, Indonesia - Current Surcharge: US$213.00
Japan- Hawaii, India, Indonesia - New Surcharge: US$185.00

For full details about JAL’s fuel surcharge policy, please refer to http://www.jal.co.jp … ter/fuel/detail.html

- The surcharge applies to flights operated by Japan Airlines as well as code-share flights operated by other airlines.
- The planned level of fuel surcharge is subject to government approval

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

All Nippon Airways 787 Dreamliner

ana_logo.jpg Three years overdue, the first All Nippon Airways 787 Dreamliner to carry commercial passengers promises to revolutionize air travel. The plane is the first commercial airliner to be made mostly of carbon composites or super durable plastic. Those materials mean a lighter plane that Boeing says could use 20% less fuel than conventional airliners, making way for a more environmentally-friendly and cost effective aircraft option for airlines.

All Nippon Airways (ANA) started the aircraft’s service ready operational validation (SROV) in July 2011 between Tokyo Haneda airport and the airports for Osaka, Okayama and Hiroshima. Shinichiro Ito, the carrier’s President and CEO, confirmed that the aircraft’s first commercial flight will either on the Haneda-Okayama or Haneda-Hiroshima routes.

The Dreamliner sports many impressive technological innovations - take a look here for a first look at the inside of this new aircraft.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Hawaiian Airlines Baggage to Manila

hawaiian-airlines.png Revised International Free Baggage Allowance

Hawaiian Airlines has announced an update to its International baggage allowance for coach class travelers between Manila and Hawaii.

For coach class tickets issued on or after July 25, 2011 for travel between Manila and Hawaii on or after July 25, 2011, HA will accept per passenger two (2) pieces of baggage up to a maximum of 70 pounds (32 kg) and a total linear dimension of 62 inches (157 cm) per piece without charge.

* The baggage allowance for coach class travel between Manila and the Continental U.S. remains unchanged. HA will accept per passenger two (2) pieces of baggage up to a maximum of 50 pounds (23 kg) and a total linear dimension of 62 inches (157 cm) per piece without charge.

* The baggage allowance for first class travel between Manila and the U.S. also remains unchanged. HA will accept per passenger two (2) pieces of baggage up to a maximum of 70 pounds (32 kg) and a total linear dimension of 62 inches (157 cm) per piece without charge.

* Baggage allowance for Children/Infants also remains unchanged. Children paying at least 50 percent of the adult fare receive the same baggage allowance as adults. Children/Infants carried without charge will not be granted a free baggage allowance.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Continental Resumes Service to Sendai Japan

jts-logo.jpg Continental Airlines will resume service to Sendai Oct. 2, flying there twice a week from Guam. The new flights mark the first resumption of regular service by a foreign airline at Sendai Airport since the facility reopened on April 13. The airport was temporarily closed after the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11.

Since the earthquake and tsunami, United Continental Holdings has worked to support the victims of the disaster in partnership with the American Red Cross in an effort that includes both monetary contributions and donations of frequent flyer miles. As of today, cash donations from more than 23,000 customers and employees exceed $2.5 million, and loyalty program members have donated more than 63 million miles.

“I am very happy to announce that we will be resuming regular Guam-Sendai flights, which we first began offering 21 years ago,” said Jim Mueller, United’s vice president-Asia/Pacific. “I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to everyone who worked together with us under such trying circumstances to restore flight operations. We look forward to the long-term continuation of regular flight service between Guam and Sendai.”

United Airlines and Continental Airlines together operate 169 weekly flights to nine destinations in Japan.

Monday, June 20, 2011

JAL International Fare Fuel Surcharge from August to September 2011

jal-tsuru-logo.jpg Japan Airlines (JAL) has requested for approval from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) to increase the current level of fuel surcharge on all international passenger tickets issued between August 1 and September 30, 2011.

In April this year, JAL began setting fuel surcharge levels bimonthly based on the 2-month average price, instead of quarterly based on 3-month average price, of Singapore kerosene-type jet fuel.

The price of Singapore kerosene-type jet fuel during the two month period of April and May 2011 averaged US$132.66 per barrel. With reference to the fuel surcharge benchmark list for the fiscal year of 2011 (see below), this corresponds to Zone H of fuel surcharges which range from 3,000 yen on a Japan - Korea ticket to 29,000 yen on a Japan - USA ticket per person per sector flown, on tickets purchased in Japan.

This level of surcharge will be applied to all international passenger tickets issued between August 1 and September 30, 2011.

Fuel Surcharge for the period: August 1 - September 31, 2011

Japan- Hawaii, India, Indonesia - Current Surcharge: US$185.00
Japan- Hawaii, India, Indonesia - New Surcharge: US$213.00

For full details about JAL’s fuel surcharge policy, please refer to http://www.jal.co.jp … ter/fuel/detail.html

- The surcharge applies to flights operated by Japan Airlines as well as code-share flights operated by other airlines.
- The planned level of fuel surcharge is subject to government approval