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AZAL kicks prices for external flights high

17 January 2014 [12:25] - TODAY.AZ
By AzerNews

Azerbaijani Airlines (AZAL) has introduced fuel surcharge on its external flights since January 15, a move which impacted the minimal value of tickets.

"Fuel surcharge for flights with the duration less than two hours is 12 euros for economy class, and 18 euros for business class, while fuel surcharge for flights with the duration longer than two hours is 18 and 27 euros respectively," AZAL reported.

The company will not apply fuel surcharge to the domestic flights.

Spokesman for AZAL Maherram Safarli said fuel surcharge was introduced to save profitability of the company following increase of excise taxes on fuel.

"Many airlines use fuel surcharge and it is a worldwide practice," he added.

Being the biggest Azerbaijani airline and national flag carrier, and a regional and CIS leader in the number of new aircrafts, AZAL offers its passenger flights to European countries, the CIS, Middle East, and Asia. After purchasing new Boeing aircrafts for long-haul flights in 2014, the airline plans to open regular flights to several destinations in North America and Southeast Asia.

The company cooperates with about 60 airlines to provide its passengers with an opportunity to travel freely around the world.

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