October 10, 2008
Northwest Airlines Cargo to Reduce Fuel Surcharges
Northwest Airlines Cargo has announced that it will reduce its fuel surcharges in certain markets in response to the recent decline in the price of jet fuel, effective October 20, 2008, subject to government approvals where required.
The surcharges for all domestic shipments will be reduced from $0.46 to $0.42 per pound. Trans-Atlantic fuel surcharges for shipments from the US to Europe, Africa and the Middle East will be reduced from $1.10 to $1.05 per kilogram.
The surcharges for shipments from the US to Korea and Japan, as well as from Korea and Japan to the US, will also decrease to $1.05 per kilogram. Westbound trans-Pacific surcharges from the US to the Chinese cities of Shanghai and Guangzhou, and points beyond, will decrease from $0.40 to $0.35 per kilogram.
The surcharges on the longest routes in the Northwest Airlines Cargo network, including all other shipments between the US and Asia, will decrease from $1.20 to $1.15 per kilogram.