SAA restructures agent commission

SAA restructures agent commission
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South African Airways has revised its fuel surcharges and travel agency commission within Australia, following “close assessment” of those offered by other airlines.

From October 1, the airline will pay 5% commission on fuel surcharges on SAA fares both sold and originating in Australia but standard commission will fall from 6% to 5%.

“This move follows our close assessment of the situation with other airlines including our partners and in all the markets in which we operate,” country manager Australasia Tim Clyde-Smith said.

“SAA remains committed to the excellent working relationships we hold with our travel industry partners and look forward to continuing to build our business within the industry in the future.”

Previously the airline paid no commission on fuel surcharges. Non-discounted airfares sold through travel agents and on major computer reservations systems will attract the commission although tickets issued for departure from outside Australia will not be eligible.

The 5% will be payable for tickets issued in Australia to international destinations in Africa, South America, Europe, the UK and the US.

It will also apply to SAA regional flights on the airline’s Africa network and on Star Alliance round the world airfares with at least one long-haul sector on SAA.

SAA domestic flights will attract a 3% commission when ticketed separately to a relevant international ticket, down from 4%.

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