Air, Freight News

IAG to ditch surcharges

[ February 12, 2015   //   ]

IAG Cargo is joining other carriers, including Emirates, Qatar Airways and SAS in rolling up fuel surcharges into an all-in rate, from the summer. It will apply to all markets except Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan, where local regulations on surcharges apply. These countries are Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan. It will also remove the exceptional handling charge, in the interests of simplicity.

The freight industry – shippers and forwarders – have been pushing airlines to make such a move for some time, arguing that separate fuel surcharges make rates complex, difficult to compare and can leading to accounting difficulties.