Surcharge slash on Kwuna route

  • Oct. 17, 2008 7:00 a.m.

BC Ferries is slashing its latest fuel surcharge in half, but northern passengers won’t see much difference in ticket prices. The ferry corporation announced it will cut the surcharge in half as of Nov. 4 to reflect dropping oil prices, but spokesperson Deborah Marshall said that won’t be the case on the northern routes. That’s because the northern routes were exempt from the latest fuel surchage, which was added to fares on all other routes on Aug. 1. The Kwuna route between Graham and Moresby Islands was subject to the new fuel surcharge and will see the 50 percent reduction, she said. The fuel surcharges which BC Ferries added to ticket prices before Aug. 1 are now considered part of the base fare and won’t be rolled back, Ms Marshall said.

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