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Fuel prices 'way above' what airlines can manage: Emirates exec

Carriers impose surcharges as rising costs threaten recovery

Emirates Chief Commercial Officer Adnan Kazim says the carrier's "fuel-fare charge" is pushing ticket prices up.

DUBAI -- Airline passengers are facing higher ticket prices after jet fuel costs surged to a level an industry executive says is "way above" what carriers can manage.

Adnan Kazim, chief commercial officer of Emirates, said airlines had to respond after fuel prices doubled in a year. The increases pose a new change to an aviation industry stricken by the pandemic, threatening to overshadow a recovery in travel demand.

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