Qatar Airways Group CEO warns of more surcharges as fuel price continues to rise

    Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker said “as the oil price rises, we will start imposing a fuel surcharge like we used to do when it was high before” (Business Traveller/One Mile at a Time, 25-May-2018). He added: “When the oil price went through the roof our ticket prices only went nominally up with the surcharge for the fuel… The fuel prices went from USD50 to USD120 but the ticket prices didn’t go up by two and a half times”. Qatar Airways recently introduced a USD100 per sector surcharge for Qsuite bookings.