The Japan Airlines Group has requested approval from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to decrease the fuel surcharge placed on all international passenger tickets issued for the three-month period starting April 1. Japan Airlines (JAL) has decided to decrease the fuel surcharge for tickets issued between April 1 and June 30, as the price of Singapore kerosene-type jet fuel during the three-month period from November 2008 to January 2009 averaged $64.22 per barrel. This is substantially down from the average of $115.92 per barrel for the prior three-month period.
For a ticket from Japan to Canada, Europe, Mexico, Middle East, Oceania or U.S. (excluding Hawaii), surcharges will go down from 22,000 yen ($235) to 3,500 yen ($37). The surcharge will be progressively reduced as the price of fuel decreases, and will be canceled when the price of Singapore kerosene stays below the benchmark of $60 per barrel for a consecutive period of three months. The fuel surcharge charged for tickets issued from July to September 2009 will be reviewed based on the average price of fuel for the 3-month period of February through to April, 2009.