UPDATE - Covid-19 Airmail Surcharges

Crossflight's primary mail supplier, Royal Mail, have announced the following airmail surcharges as a result of reduced freighter availability. We will be passing these surcharges on at cost. The charges will be shown as separate entries on client invoices.


Airmail Surcharges

With effect from 1st September 2020 new and amended surcharges will be applicable for all format airmail items to the following destinations:

Argentina £2.13 per kilo
Australia £5.33 per kilo
Brazil £2.08 per kilo
Canada £4.76 per kilo
Croatia £1.53 per kilo
Cyprus £1.64 per kilo
Gibraltar £1.51 per kilo
Iceland £0.91 per kilo
India £5.20 per kilo
Israel £3.42 per kilo
Japan £3.24 per kilo
Lithuania £0.76 per kilo
Mexico £3.14 per kilo
New Zealand £5.33 per kilo
Romania £1.58 per kilo
Saudi Arabia £3.21 per kilo
Slovenia £0.55 per kilo
South Africa £1.01 per kilo
South Korea £2.81 per kilo
United Arab Emirates (UAE) £3.20 per kilo
USA £2.93 per kilo


Australia & New Zealand Airmail

Surcharges as follows will be applied to mail destined to Australia and New Zealand from 1st July 2020:

Airmail Letters £5.33 per kilo
Airmail Large Letters £2.98 per item plus £1.60 per kilo
Airmail Parcels £2.98 per item plus £1.60 per kilo
Priority Print Direct
(formerly Priority M-Bag)
£5.33 per kilo


USA Airmail

A surcharge of £4.75 per kilo for all format airmail items destined to the USA, effective from the 1st July 2020.


Brazil, Canada, Japan, South Africa & South Korea Airmail

Effective from Wednesday 6th May 2020, Royal Mail are applying surcharges on Airmail items of all formats, destined to the above destinations as follows:


Brazil £6.87 per kilo
Canada £4.76 per kilo
Japan £3.24 per kilo
South Africa £3.25 per kilo
South Korea £2.82 per kilo



Emergency Situation Surcharge

We are utilising our network of carriers but these cancellations are resulting in a general reduction in capacity and the costs of these operating carriers has increased. As a direct result of this, Crossflight is following the industry in applying an Emergency Situation Surcharge for all consignments sent through our Express Courier services.

This Emergency Situation Surcharge will allow us to cover part of the operating cost increases and the necessary adjustments during this period and applies to international shipments from 1st April 2020 and will be in addition to any other charges specified in our surcharges document below:


Chargeable Weight Charge Amount
Up to 2.5 kg No Charge
up to 30 kg £2.25
up to 70 kg £13.50
up to 300 kg £45.00
over 300 kg £180.00


These are unprecedented and exceptional circumstances and whilst Crossflight and the world watches the situation develop, we will monitor the situation and adapt accordingly.


Fuel Surcharge

December Fuel Surcharge
November Fuel Surcharge

In line with other operators in our industry, and as a direct result of the volatile price of aviation fuel, we were forced to introduce a new fuel surcharge with effect 1st May 2003.

The surcharge is based on the monthly average spot prices for Kerosene-Type Jet Fuel for the U.S Gulf Coast area, as published by the US Department of Energy.

There is a 1 month delay in the application of the index. For example, in any year the monthly average price for fuel in June is used to determine the applicable surcharge in August. This is due to the release dates of the data.

Crossflight reserves the right to change the fuel surcharge index and table with or without notice. Both the amount and duration of the surcharge will be determined at Crossflight's sole discretion.

The fuel surcharge is not applied to Crossflight Mailing Service accounts.


Other Surcharges

Under given conditions, Crossflight levies a surcharge for exceptional activities, including but not limited to out of area deliveries, dangerous goods, shipments containing batteries of any type and shipments which exceed standard weights and/or sizes. Crossflight regularly evaluates all such charges to ensure they remain fair for all our customers.

Other Surcharges 2019

Please regularly check our website for any updates or changes.