In an application to the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, the Japanese Airlines has asked to increase its International cargo fuel surcharge for flights departing from Japan only from the month of September. Since April 1, 2009 the Japan Airlines started adjusting its cargo fuel surcharge levels on a monthly basis by using one month average fuel price of Singapore Kerosene of the month before last.
The average fuel pricing of Singapore kerosene for the month of July 2012 was $117.58 per barrel. So the benchmark fuel price used for the calculation of the fuel surcharge level will be within the range of $115 to US $119.99 per barrel.
Therefore the international cargo fuel surcharge will be 115 yen per kg on the long haul international routes, 73 yen on the short haul routes and 93 yen per kg on medium haul international routes. The JAL group of companies has Japan Airlines for the International and domestic services.
It also runs the JAL express for the International and domestic low-cost services. JAL was established in the year 1951 and became the national airline of Japan in the year 1953. After three decades of service and expansion, the airline was fully privatized in the year 1987.