Lufthansa announced today that it will no longer pay base commissions for tickets issued in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) and Canada effective immediately. The change applies to tickets, commissionable Miscellaneous Charge Orders (MCO`s), and Prepaid Ticket Advices (PTAå‘s).
“After recent developments in the industry, we decided to implement this change in order to remain competitive in the market. Travel agents and corporate travel departments will continue to play a key role in the distribution of air travel products and we have a performance-based compensation program that recognizes their important contributions,” said Thomas Winkelmann, Vice President The Americas.
Lufthansa will have no further comment on this announcement.