[photopress:air_northwest_cargo.jpg,full,alignright]Rising fuel costs are changing flight services. US airline Northwest Airlines Corp says that from June 1, its NWA Cargo unit will raise fuel surcharges in selected markets.
International fuel surcharges, excluding traffic originating in Japan, will be increased to US$1.20 per kilogram, up from US$1.10.
Additionally, westbound trans-Pacific shipments from the United States to Shanghai and Guangzhou, China and points beyond will attract a 40-cent-per-kilogram fuel surcharge above current all-in base rates.
Domestic US fuel surcharges will be raised to 44 cents per pound from 42 cents and the security surcharge will increase to 6 cents per pound from 4.5 cents, the company said.
Northwest Airlines also plans to cancel its freighter service to Guangzhou.
It will instead shift operations to its north China air cargo hub, operating 12 weekly freighter services between the US and the Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
Source: Aircargo AsiaPacific