Boarding a flight out of Hong Kong just got a bit cheaper.
A decade-old fuel surcharge on flights originating from Hong Kong was scrapped on Monday, after the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) said falling fuel prices meant it was no longer warranted.
"Airlines will not be approved to levy passenger fuel surcharges from February 1, 2016, onwards for flights originating from Hong Kong until further notice," the CAD said in a statement.
"In view of the fact that aviation fuel prices in the past months have greatly reduced and stabilized to a reasonable level and that the corresponding fuel surcharges have been greatly reduced, the CAD considers that the levying of passenger fuel surcharges is not warranted."
A record 68.5 million passengers passed through Hong Kong International Airport in 2015.