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Chinese airlines scrap domestic fuel surcharges

Updated: Feb 3,2015 8:45 AM     Xinhua

SHANGHAI — Two Chinese airlines are to scrap fuel surcharges for domestic flights from Feb 5 due to declines in fuel costs.

Other airlines are likely to follow the lead of Xiamen Airlines and Lucky Airlines in the next two days, said China’s leading travel agency Ctrip on Feb 2.

Airlines have cut surcharges for five months in a row as a result of the plummeting oil prices.

China has cut the retail prices of gasoline and diesel 13 times since July 2014 in line with reductions in the prices of crude oil.

The price of aviation fuel has fallen to 3,782 yuan (605 US dollars) per tonne, lower than the 4,140 yuan threshold for levying surcharges.