FLIGHT CENTRE TRAVEL GROUP WELCOMES VIRGIN AUSTRALIA FUEL SURCHARGE CHANGE

FLIGHT Centre Travel Group (FLT) managing director Graham Turner has welcomed Virgin Australia's decision to remove fuel surcharges.

Mr Turner said today's announcement would benefit Australian leisure and corporate travellers - plus members of the airline's Velocity program - in both the short and long-term.

"This is great news for travellers because it means Virgin Australia - a major national and international carrier - has now eliminated fuel surcharges and returned to the traditional system of including all operating costs in the base fare," he said.

"It creates a cleaner and more transparent fare structure for the future and delivers immediate benefits to customers in the form of cheaper fares for travellers taking off to the United States.

"We welcome Virgin's decision."

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