Lufthansa cuts ticket fuel surcharges
The Local · 15 Oct 2008, 18:32
Published: 15 Oct 2008 18:32 GMT+02:00
Germany’s leading airline Lufthansa has decided to lower its fuel surcharge on flights amid sinking oil prices.
Starting October 20, the extra fee on tickets for short flights within Europe will drop €3 to €24 and will decrease for long-distance flights by €5 to €92.
“Lufthansa continuously observes the price of oil and will adjust the fuel surcharge according to the future developments fuel prices,” the airline said in a statement.
UPDATE: A union representing cabin crews on Lufthansa's budget airline Eurowings has announced that strikes will last all day Thursday as ongoing contract negotiations continue to falter.
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