Qantas to lift fuel surcharge: report

Rising fuel prices, weaker dollar sees airline increase surcharge on international flights.

An increase in fuel prices, coupled with the declining strength of the Australian dollar will force Qantas Airways Ltd to lift its fuel surcharge on international flights and raise its base domestic fares, The Australian Financial Review reports.

According to the newspaper, increased fuel surcharges will be applied on tickets booked from August 14, with the exact amount varying depending route, cabin and market.

The move marks the first time surcharges have been lifted since April 2012, and comes just weeks after the national carrier reduced its surcharges to be in line with new partner Emirates.

The AFR reports base domestic fares will also be lifted by between 2-3%.

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