China's Domestic Airlines Increase Fuel Surcharges

China's major domestic airlines have announced increases in passenger fuel surcharges from October 27, 2010.

Airlines — including Air China, China Southern Airlines, and China Eastern Airlines — will levy a surcharge of CNY70 for flights of more than 800 kilometers, up from CNY40. The fee on shorter routes will rise to CNY40 from CNY20.

The revised fuel surcharges are applicable to tickets issued after October 27, 2010.

The move is in accordance with National Development and Reform Commission's decision to raise the prices of gasoline, diesel oil, and aviation fuel.