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Air Canada hikes fares on higher fuel charges
April 11, 2006
Worth repeating from CBC
Air Canada said Tuesday it has bumped up fares on routes within
Canada and to the United States citing high fuel prices.
The increases, efffective immediately, will
apply to most fare types including published,
website and other special fares on Air Canada
and Air Canada Jazz.
The airline said domestic fares have been
increased by $6 each way on flights up to
483 kilometres, $8 each way on flights of
484 to 1609 kilometres, and by $10 each way
on flights longer than 1611 kilometres.
Between Canada and the United States, the
airline increased its fares by $6 each way
on flights up to 1,207 kilometres, $8 on
flights between 1,209 and 2,414 kilometres
and $10 on flights of 2,416 kilometres and
"The cost of fuel is the second-largest
operating expense for airlines after labour," Air
Canada said in a release. "In January 2004,
Air Canada led the Canadian industry by incorporating
fuel surcharges into domestic Canada fares.
The airline will continue to monitor fuel
prices closely and adjust fares accordingly."
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