MONTREAL, March 22 /CNW/ - Following the lead of major U.S full service
carriers, Air Canada announced today changes to its travel agent commission
structure that eliminate base commission payments for tickets issued in
Effective April 22, travel agent base commission payments will be
eliminated for tickets issued in Canada. The elimination of travel agent base
commission payments applies to Air Canada and Air Canada Regional flights for
all tickets, miscellaneous charge orders (MCOs) and pre-paid tickets (PTAs)
issued for domestic, transborder and international travel. Tickets issued for
travel on Tango by Air Canada will not be affected by the new commission
Effective March 23, travel agent base commission payments will be
eliminated for tickets issued in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin
Islands. Tickets issued outside of these markets will not be affected by the
new commission structure.
Air Canada will expand its Horizons 2000 Commission Programs to provide
accredited travel agents in Canada with a revenue-earning stream.
Air Canada will have no further comment on this matter.