It seems Qantas dont share the same optimistic outlook on the aviation world that competitor Emirates do. While Emirates last week completely scrapped their fuel surcharge, Qantas are mulling over the options of raising theirs, despite the recent drop in the oil price.
"We're still in the territory of going forward looking at further fuel surcharge increases," CEO Alan Joyce said.The Australian dollar's meteoric rise should have also reduced fuel costs, but this hasn't helped Qantas, who are also looking at the impact the Government's Carbon Tax will have on the airline, and what costs it will mean are passed onto passengers.
Australia's biggest carrier has already raised fuel surcharges three times this year.
Read the article from Dow Jones Newswires reporter Ross Kelly via theaustralian.com.au HERE
And the article from theaustralian.com.au's aviation writer Steve Creedy HERE
Peak oil = doom!
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