Qantas, Emirates lift fuel surcharge

National carrier says surcharges will rise on partnered routes by average of $12.

Qantas Airways (QAN) has said it will raise international fuel surcharges on routes shared with alliance partner Emirates Airlines after the Dubai-based carrier made changes across its global network.

The lift in the surcharge will apply to routes across Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, with the average one-way ticket price increasing by $12.

“These changes are part of an ongoing alignment with Emirates as part of our partnership across Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North Africa,” a Qantas spokesperson told Business Spectator.

“It also reflects continued high fuel costs and a lower Australian dollar.

“The changes vary by route and by cabin. Customers travelling in economy will see an average increase in the fuel surcharge of around $12 one-way.”

The extra fuel surcharge will not apply to parts of the Qantas network not partnered with Emirates, which includes flights to the Americas and South Africa.

The surcharge will come into effect for bookings made on, or after, January 23, the national carrier said.