Tallink to add fuel surcharge to ticket prices

Baltic shipping company to add fuel surcharge from June 1



Citing the substantial increase in global fuel prices, the shipping company Tallink has decided to add a €2 fuel surcharge to all of its passenger tickets. The surcharge will come into force for bookings made from June 1. The surcharge is per passenger one-way on the company’s Tallinn-Helsinki, Tallinn-Stockholm, Riga-Stockholm, Turku-Stockholm and Helsinki-Stockholm lines and for cruise ticket equally. On the much longer Helsinki-Rostock line the surcharge per passenger will be €8 one-way and €16 return. Tallink says that fuel prices on the global market have risen by 203% since 2009 and 25% during the first five months of 2011.
“Our aim is to offer our passengers travelling opportunities for lower prices, therefore also the surcharge added was as low as possible,” Peter Roose, Tallink Group’s sales and marketing director, said.
Baltic Business News
[photo courtesy Tallink Group]