SingSINGAPORE–Singapore Airline and regional arm SilkAir are to fold fuel and insurance surcharges into base airfares.
Singapore Airline and SilkAir have already been showing the full price payable in their airfare advertising. Inclusive of taxes and surcharges, since 2008. In the removal of the fuel and insurance surcharges as a separate component, customers will have a single base airfare when purchasing tickets1.
This will not result in immediate changes to “all-in” fares. In which will continue to determine its progress 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 start progressively by region. It will commence on 28 March 2017. It is expected to be completed by May 2017.
Fuel and insurance surcharges will also no longer apply to KrisFlyer frequent-flyer programme redemption bookings2, with effect from 23 March 2017.
Other changes for the KrisFlyer programme with effect from the same day, including the removal of a 15% discount for redemption bookings made online rather than via the call centre.
All adjustments for the redemption award charts in the Saver category for selected zones, while those for other zones remain unchanged.
Singapore Airline is revising the following that will be effective for redemption. Also the redemption upgrade bookings, ticketed on/after 23 March 2017.
With this change, while there will be an increase in the number of miles required to redeem for flights in certain zones. You can also expect to enjoy savings in the amount of cash you would need to pay. For your redemption ticket due to the removal of fuel and insurance surcharges. This is further illustrated in the examples below.
The Airline company will also remove the fuel and insurance surcharges from all redemption award tickets.
The full details of the new award levels.
1 Codeshare flights operated by other airlines may still include surcharges.
2 Redemption bookings on flights operated by other airlines may still include surcharges.
The 15% discount for redemption and redemption upgrade bookings made through singaporeair.com. The company will also discontinue the SingaporeAir app. Furthermore, the same redemption fare will apply across all channels, according to its press release.