Thursday, December 10, 2009

Qantas to lift international fares

source: Travel Daily

Qantas to surcharge select international airfares

Qantas has announced this afternoon it will be raising fare prices in all cabin classes on a number of international routes from 18 Dec.

Economy Class fares will rise by up to 5% on services to the Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Honolulu, South America, Singapore, Thailand, Africa, North America and the United Kingdom/Europe.

Premium Economy Class fares will increase, also by up to 5%, on services to North America, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong and the UK/Europe.

Business Class fares will go up 3% on services to the UK/Europe, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Africa, Indonesia and the Philippines.

And, First Class fares are also going up by 3% on services to the UK/Europe, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong and Africa.

Qantas says the new fare levels will apply to point of sale Australia, issued on/after 18 Dec, effecting both published and retail net fares.

Agents are being given until Thu 17 Dec to issue existing bookings to avoid the fare increase.

The new fare levels will be phased into agent GDSs from Mon 14 Dec.

More details in Monday's issue of Travel Daily.

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