Saga is calling on the Government to do more to prevent airlines from charging unnecessary fuel levies

Tuesday 17 March 2015

Since 2004, most airlines have collected a charge for fuel as a surcharge on tickets. But fuel pricing is now at a six-year low and there has been very little movement in those charges made by the airlines.

Saga is calling on the Government to do more to prevent airlines from charging unnecessary fuel levies

Whilst there have been fluctuations in the cost of fuel, the general trend has been an upward one, meaning the cost to fly on holiday has been affected - impacting the travelling public wishing to get away for their annual holidays.

Saga Travel's Louis Myers says:

"Whilst the cost of fuel has been dropping like a stone, airline fuel surcharges have remained as buoyant as a hot air balloon.  We believe that people need fair treatment in the air as well on the garage forecourt and Saga is calling for airlines and other travel operators to slash fuel surcharges and give a much needed boost to the travelling public."

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