British Airways increased its fuel surcharge again on Wednesday, the ninth rise since the levy was introduced in May 2004.
Three years ago, the first surcharge was £2.50, but this week the airline’s levy on long-haul flights of less than nine hours increased from £33 to £38, or £76 return. The surcharge on flights lasting more than nine hours has risen from £38 to £43, or £86 return. BA’s short-haul fuel surcharge remains at £8 one way.
Robert Boyle, BA’s commercial director, said the change was necessary because fuel costs had risen in recent weeks.