Singapore Airlines and regional arm SilkAir are set to fold fuel and insurance surcharges into base airfares, simplifying the fare structure for its customers.
Although this will not result in immediate changes to “all-in” fares, with the removal of the surcharges as a separate component, customers will be presented with a single base airfare when purchasing tickets.
The new format will kick in progressively by region from March 28 and is expected to be completed by May 2017. However, codeshare flights operated by other airlines may still include surcharges.
In addition, fuel and insurance surcharges will also no longer apply to KrisFlyer frequent-flyer programme redemption bookings, effective March 23, 2017.
The KrisFlyer programme will also undergo changes the same day, including the removal of a 15 per cent discount for redemption bookings made online. Adjustments are also being made to redemption award charts in the Saver category for selected zones.