The award-winning airline has completely removed its fuel surcharge on all tickets to short-haul and medium-haul destinations. These include all cities in
The fuel surcharge on fares between
SriLankan introduced the Fuel Surcharge in July this year for short, medium and long-haul journeys when fuel prices reached a record high $147 per barrel of crude. Fuel prices have declined in recent months.
The effects of crude oil price reductions take some time to impact on the cost of aviation fuel, and SriLankan is anticipating that it will begin reaping the benefit of reduced fuel prices by January 2009. The Airline will nevertheless be closely monitoring the movement of fuel prices as this has a direct impact on profitability.
SriLankan has also significantly increased the fuel efficiency of its aircraft fleet, and begun replacing its older aircraft with newer ones that are more fuel-efficient. The first of its new Airbus A320’s arrived on 30th November.
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