Virgin Atlantic to increase fuel charge based on cabin location
Virgin Atlantic has decided to raise its fuel tax in proportion to the three classes. Economy class will receive the smallest increase, while premium economy and upper class seats will be charged a higher fee.
“Our upper class and premium economy passengers benefit from considerably more space on our aircraft and larger baggage allowances than our economy passengers, so our aircraft burn more fuel to carry them. We believe that economy passengers should pay lower fuel charges than passengers in our two premium cabins as their carbon footprint is around half of those seated towards the front of the plane, said Steve Ridgway, Chief Executive of Virgin Atlantic.