CAB studies airline's petition to reimpose fuel surcharge


Posted at Jan 18 2018 02:44 AM

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MANILA - One airline has filed a petition to reimpose fuel surcharge on air fares, an official of the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) said Wednesday. 

Atty. Wyrlou Samodio, head of the legal division of CAB, declined to name the airline, but said that the agency is studying the petition in light of rising oil prices in the world market. 

He said that once they grant the surcharge petition of the airline, other carriers can follow suit. 

Samodio, however, said that as of now, airlines are still not allowed to collect fuel surcharges from passengers. 

He added that air fares have remained steady despite the hike in fuel prices stemming from higher excise taxes on petroleum products. 

"Wala silang karapatan maningil ng fuel surcharge sa mga pasahero dahil kailangan munang ma-establish yung consistency ng pagtaas ng fuel price, not neccessarily because of the TRAIN law," Samodio told DZMM radio.