SAS raises ticket prices

Sky-high fuel prices have caused airline operator SAS to add a fuel-surcharge to its domestic and European routes.

The fee will add an additional €10 ($15.54) to domestic ticket prices and €15 to tickets for flights in the rest of Europe.

Last year the airline’s fuel costs rose by 8.1 million kronor ($1.3 million) and are expected to total around 10.7 billion kronor this year, assuming fuel prices remain at currently high levels.

“It’s a part of our job to raise revenue, which we explained when we presented our quarterly report,” said Sture Stölen, head of SAS Investor Relations, to the TT news agency.

“The entire industry is doing this now. Certain companies are raising prices without telling people.”