Following on the heels of most other regional airlines, Jetstar has decided to remove its 3,100 baht fuel surcharge as of 12 February. This means some great savings on its popular long-haul routes between Bangkok and Melbourne and Phuket and Sydney.
Now that the price of jet fuel has returned to levels that existed before the oil boom in mid-2008, most airlines are taking off the fuel surcharge. Jetstar CEO Bruce Buchanan said the removal of the surcharge followed its policy of “price beating guarantee” that is geared to make it easier and more enticing for passengers flying between Thailand and Australia.
The “price beat” scheme guarantees that Jetstar’s airfares stay at least 10 per cent lower than the fares being offered by any other carrier operating along the same routes. It’s a great deal that helps encourage many would-be travelers from Australia to come over and enjoy the beauty of Thailand. As a bonus, most resorts are offering incredible deals on hotel rates. It is now almost common practice to stay for four nights and pay for only three nights.