Lufthansa jumped its fuel surcharge for long-haul flights to €52 ($63.80) per leg from €37 and its surcharge for domestic and intra-European flights to €12 from €9. The increases are in response to the surge in oil prices caused by Hurricane Katrina. LH noted that owing to its "forward-looking fuel-hedging policy and its modern, fuel-efficient fleet, it is in a relatively good position compared to its competitors."

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