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Aer Lingus announces removal of long haul fuel surcharges

18th December 2008 Print
Aer Lingus has announced, with immediate effect, the removal of all fuel surcharges on its long haul services booked from December 12th. Since the introduction of fuel surcharges, the airline has kept the price of oil under review and has adjusted the surcharge level in line with movements in fuel prices. Las week’s decision has been taken in the context of reductions in fuel prices over a sustained period.

Dermot Mannion, Aer Lingus Chief Executive, said, "This is very good news for Aer Lingus customers. We have been consistent in our approach to the fuel surcharge. Now that oil prices have fallen and stabilised over the past number of months, we believe the right thing to do is to remove these surcharges altogether."

Aer Lingus did not impose a fuel surcharge on its short haul services.