Air Canada Moves To Blunt Rising Commissions

By | April 6, 2017

Air Canada reduced travel agency compensation on certain fares, effective April 1. The change followed increases in the airline's sales and distribution costs as a percentage of passenger revenue in each of the past three years.

A spokesperson confirmed that the carrier reduced commissions paid on some international airfare types, including interline and business-class fares. The moves, which impact only "Canadian" agencies, came despite an international expansion plan that includes more intercontinental flying and a bunch of new U.S. transborder routes.

Air Canada also bumped up agency compensation on . . .

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Author: David Jonas

David Jonas in 2006 co-founded business media firm ProMedia.travel after ten years as a journalist with Business Travel News. David rejoined BTN in 2010 as executive editor when its parent company acquired ProMedia, and in 2014 co-created The Company Dime. David has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Cornell University.