Sri Lanka’s national carrier slaps fuel surcharge

June 28, 2008 (AFP) – Sri Lanka’s national carrier, Sri Lankan Airlines, will re-introduce a fuel surcharge to cover rising jet fuel costs, the airline said Saturday.

“Sri Lankan Airlines has re-introduced the fuel surcharge for travel and ticketing effective July 1,” the airline said.

It said flights between Sri Lanka and Southeast Asian countries will cost 50 dollars more while fares to the United States and Canada will increase by 160 dollars. Middle East and other destinations will cost 90 dollars more.