On 25 October Brussels Airlines Cargo joined LCAG and Swiss WorldCargo by introducing a new pricing structure. Instead charging various surcharges on freight prices, as is the case today, there will only be one consolidated ‘Airfreight Surcharge’ in the future.
The Belgian flag carrier, too, has obviously followed the trend set by more cargo customers and transporters who want a simpler and more transparent pricing structure that is less volatile and
provides more clarity. Brussels Airlines Cargo and the airlines of Lufthansa Group claim that their new pricing model is unique in the market. In the future, there will not be several but only
one single surcharge on airfreight transported by Brussels Airlines. The transport prices demanded by Brussels Airlines Cargo will consist of two elements: a fixed net sum and an Airfreight
New pricing scheme - but no price increase
ASC replaces all the supplements existing today and includes all the external costs that are beyond Brussels Airlines’ control such as fuel, airport taxes, security surcharges, etc. As these external costs can fluctuate, the sum of the Airfreight Surcharge is subject to changes. The introduction of this new pricing method will not lead to higher or lower rates for the customers, assures the carrier. In comparison to the old pricing model, the net rates will be adjusted. So the effect remains price-neutral.
Marcel Schoeters in Brussels