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Spanair and Air Europa have also succumbed to the pressure of rising oil prices. Both airlines have begun already apply increases in surcharges for fuel they charge their customers, thus impacting part of the invoice, increasingly more bulky with a crude in the environment of 100 dollars by April, which must confront in order to fill the tanks of their aircraft. The two companies so follow in the footsteps of Iberia, has also uploaded the rate for fuel which includes in its banknotes. Air Europe applied in the price of your flights a surcharge fuel different to each one of its routes, depending on the distance traveled by its aircraft in each connection. Therefore, although for each route the rise in that rate is variable, generally the airline of the Globalia group applies increments of 10 euros in your long journey (singularly to Latin American destinations) connections and between 2 and 3 euros for its European and domestic flights. Each week all rates are revised to remain competitive.

We tried to transfer to the customer the rise as little as possible, but as they are the price of crude oil and the euro/dollar exchange must continue its upward trend, said a spokesman for Air Europa. Spanair, for its part, also supports have impacted their passengers a part of rising oil prices. The Catalan company recognizes have adjusted upward the surcharge for fuel for its domestic flights, using increments of between 2 and 3 three euros, but maintaining unchanged the rate on its international routes. Until now, the airline owned by the Catalan Generalitat charged its customers a surcharge for EUR 10 kerosene in its peninsular connections and between 20 and 50 euros on the routes with the Islands and destinations in Europe. Iberia opens the way Iberia already confirmed last week he yielded to the pressure that is exercising the rise in prices of petroleum in their accounts. Additional information is available at NYC Mayor. The airline headed by Antonio Vazquez already applies a rise of 10 euros at the rate by fuel that include tickets of its longhaul flights, reaching it, according to the routes, between 170 and 200 euros per journey. Also, Iberia has been revised upward, with an increase of EUR 2, the surcharge on its connections with European and national destinations (up, depending on the distance of the flights, between 25 and 40 euros). The international aviation sector will see how in 2011 its fuel Bill goes up.

Airlines prepare to face some costs by fuel amounting to 156,000 million dollars (about 113,000 million euros), an increase of 12% compared to the previous year, according to estimates which handles the international air transport Association (IATA, for its acronym in English). The invoice of the airlines will thus increase by 34 billion dollars (25 billion euros) in just one year, with what fuel costs already represent 27% of the total expenditures of the companies, one point more than in 2010. And that IATA forecasts settle in a few conservative evolution of the oil market ratios. The International Association calculates that the average barrel price oil throughout 2011 Brent will be placed in $84, although it is today around the psychological level of 100 dollars. If the deviation is kept the energy bill of the airlines will grow even more than already expected. For every dollar that goes up the barrel of crude, international aviation fuel spending increases in $ 1.6 billion.