The Civil Aeronautics Board said Friday fuel surcharge for airlines will remain unchanged in December
because of lower jet fuel prices.
CAB executive director Carmelo Arcilla said the fuel surcharge level for Dec. 1 to 31 would be
maintained at Level 8.
Under Level 8 of the new passenger fuel surcharge matrix, airlines are allowed to collect a fuel
surcharge of P253 to P787 for domestic flights and P835.05 to P6,208.98 for international flights.
The CAB said for that cargo fuel surcharge, airlines are allowed to charge P1.30 to P3.80 per kilogram
for domestic flights under Level 8 and P4.29 to P31.92 per kg. for international flights.
“Airlines wishing to impose or collect fuel surcharge must file its application with CAB on or before the
effectivity period, with fuel surcharge rates not exceeding the above-stated level,” Arcilla said.
AirAsia Philippines said the CAB decision to retain the fuel surcharge at Level 8 this December is a
welcome development for both passengers and the airline itself.
“This initiative helps all airline companies to cushion the effects of the volatile fuel pricing and the
weakening value of the peso versus the US dollar,” the airline said.
“While we all share the optimism on a more stable fuel price in the days ahead, we at AirAsia stay
committed to providing our guests with best value deals that will allow them to travel more during the
holidays,” AirAsia said.
AirAsia, which celebrates its 21st birthday through a sale from Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, offers P21 base fare to
Caticlan, Cagayan De Oro, Seoul, Osaka and other domestic and international destinations.
This will be followed by a 21-percent discount on all seats for all flights from Dec. 5 to Dec. 11, 2022.
“All these efforts are proven to be effective in terms of sustaining the pent-up demand for air travel as
reflected in the forward bookings for 0-90 days. In fact, the load factor for the month of November is now
at 87 percent and still increasing,” AIrAsia said.