Air Canada boosts agent commissions

Air Canada boosts agent commissions
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Air Canada has confirmed it will lift commission in Australia as part of a continuous review process to ensure the airline stays competitive in the local market.

From January 1, standard base commission on business and economy class published fares will rise from 3% to 5%. The new rate applies to one-way and return fares plated to Air Canada 014 stock and ticketed in Australia on or after this date.

All itineraries qualify for the new higher commission rate, with the exception of those originating in Canada or the United States.

The changes come ahead of a big year for the airline, according to gGeneral manager Australia and New Zealand Paul McLean.

“The next 12 months will be one of the most exciting periods in Air Canada’s history, with the unveiling in May of a revitalised on-board product – including our first Premium Economy cabin – on our daily Sydney-Vancouver route, and the launch in June of our first non-stop Dreamliner flights from Brisbane,” he said.

“The support of our Australian travel industry partners will play a key role in our continued expansion and we will do all we can to ensure travel agents share in our success.”

Air Canada will become the only carrier to offer year-round, non-stop flights between Canada and Queensland when its Brisbane-Vancouver service takes to the skies on June 1 2016 using new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

In May 2016, Air Canada will also bring its latest world-class on-board product to its non-stop Sydney-Vancouver service, with the airline’s B777-200 aircraft upgraded to offer the same inflight service as its new Dreamliner fleet.


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