SOURCE: Aer Lingus

December 12, 2008 12:38 ET

Aer Lingus Announces Removal of Fuel Surcharges From Long Haul Flights

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - December 12, 2008) - Aer Lingus announces, with immediate effect, the removal of all fuel surcharges on its long haul services booked on flights from today. Since the introduction of fuel surcharges, the airline has kept the price of oil under review and has adjusted the surcharge level in line with movements in fuel prices. Today's decision has been taken in the context of reductions in fuel prices over a sustained period.

Dermot Mannion, Aer Lingus Chief Executive, said, "This is very good news for Aer Lingus customers. We have been consistent in our approach to the fuel surcharge. Now that oil prices have fallen and stabilised over the past number of months, we believe the right thing to do is to remove these surcharges altogether."

Aer Lingus did not impose a fuel surcharge on its short haul services.

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