SIA and Silkair to fold surcharges

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Singapore Airlines and its regional arm SilkAir will fold fuel and insurance surcharges into their base airfares.

With the removal of the fuel and insurance surcharges as a separate component, customers will be presented with a single base airfare when purchasing tickets. Codeshare flights operated by other airlines may still include surcharges.

This will not result in immediate changes to all-in fares, which will continue to be determined by market supply and demand, but is intended to provide a more simplified fare structure for customers.

The folding in of fuel and insurance surcharges into base airfares will be implemented progressively by region, starting from 28 March. It is expected to be completed by May.

From 23 March, fuel and insurance surcharges will also no longer apply to KrisFlyer frequent-flyer programme redemption bookings. However, redemption bookings on flights operated by other airlines may still include surcharges.

Other changes to the KrisFlyer programme include the removal of a 15% discount for redemption bookings made online rather than via the call centre. Adjustments are also being made to redemption award charts in the Saver category for selected zones, while those for other zones remain unchanged.