Both TUI and Thomas Cook charge for holidays by air this summer a hefty fuel surcharge due to higher oil prices.
How high the fuel surcharges, depending on your destination. That messages, het Nieuwsblad, De Standaard, de Gazet van Antwerpen and het belang van Limburg.
People who their or end for this summer have already booked, is an unpleasant surprise waiting. They get to tour operators like Thomas Cook and TUI an additional fuel surcharge on their final bill because of the sharply increased price of oil flying more expensive.
For vacationers who, in August, the plane was departing, counting, for example, Thomas Cook-daughter Neckermann (there and back) 24, 32, or even more than 40 euros extra per person. For an average family with two children, for example, that take the plane to a holiday destination in Egypt, Gran Canaria or Tenerife, means that extra costs of over 160 euros.
“The prices of the flight holidays in the beginning of the season calculated, when the catalogue appears at the end of september or beginning of October. After that, the prices are constantly monitored, and if the oil prices above a certain threshold to rise, also changed’, says Klaartje Devreese, spokeswoman for Thomas Cook Belgium.