9. 8. 2006 - Czech Airlines Announces an Increase in Its Fuel Surcharge

Prague, August 9, 2006

As a result of yet another significant increase in oil prices, which reached the level of USD 75 per barrel last week, Czech Airlines (CSA) announces an increase in its existing fuel surcharge, effective August 15, 2006.
The surcharge on tickets to European destinations will be increased by USD 2. In total, passengers will be paying USD 25 per flight for tickets purchased in the Czech Republic, and USD 23 per flight for tickets purchased in other countries. The surcharge for long distance flights, where fuel makes up the majority of the costs, will total USD 67. This represents an increase of USD 7 per flight.

CSA has decided to take this step after a thorough analysis of current market conditions and after similar measures have been announced by other carriers such as Air France and KLM. It is a temporary measure, which will be cancelled as soon as the price of oil, quoted at the Rotterdam terminal, drops below USD 65 per barrel and stays there for at least 30 days.

Jana Víšková
Czech Airlines Spokesperson