In the past five months through September, local airlines didn't impose fuel surcharges, as the average price of jet fuel remained below $1.50 per gallon.
But the jet fuel, measured through Sept. 15 this month and the benchmark for fuel surcharges in October, averaged $1.54 per gallon, according to airline officials.
|South Korean passenger jets await passengers at Incheon International Airport in this undated file photo. (Yonhap)|
Local airlines are usually allowed to impose a fuel surcharge on a monthly basis when the average jet fuel price hovers above $1.50 a gallon, though the surcharges vary depending on travel distance.
For example, customers who travel less than 500 miles (805 kilometers) are required to pay 1,200 won ($1.00) in fuel surcharges but those who travel more than 10,000 miles have to pay 9,600 won, they said. (Yonhap)