Air Canada Changes Commission Rates On Domestic And U.S. Tickets

Air Canada has followed other major international carriers in restructuring travel agency base commission rates on tickets purchased in Canada and the United States. Air Canada`s commission rate on tickets purchased outside Canada and the United States remains unchanged.

Tickets Purchased in Canada
For Air Canada tickets purchased in Canada for flights to destinations in Canada, the United States, Bermuda and the Caribbean, effective December 1, 1999, these tickets will earn a five per cent base commission rate instead of the current nine per cent domestic and eight per cent elsewhere. Maximum payment for commissions remains unchanged. For destinations in Canada, the maximum payment is CAD $60 for roundtrip tickets and CAD $30 for one way tickets. For U.S. destinations, the maximum payment is CAD $70 for roundtrip tickets and CAD $35 for one way tickets. For Bermuda and Caribbean destinations, the maximum payment is CAD $140 for return travel and CAD $70 for one-way tickets.


For Air Canada tickets purchased in Canada for flights to destinations outside Canada, the United States, Bermuda and the Caribbean, the current structure remains unchanged. The current base commission is eight per cent with a maximum payment payment of CAD $140 for return tickets and $70 for one-way tickets.


Tickets Purchased in the United States
For Air Canada tickets purchased in the United States for flights to destinations in Canada and all international destinations, effective October 16, 1999, these tickets will also earn a five per cent base commission rate instead of the current eight per cent. Maximum payment for commissions remains unchanged. The maximum payment for tickets to destinations in Canada is USD $50 for roundtrip tickets and USD $25 for one way tickets. The maximum payment for tickets to international destinations is USD $100 for roundtrip tickets and USD $50 for one way tickets.
“Air Canada must remain cost competitive with the other major international carriers who initiated this action,” said Marc Rosenberg, Vice President Sales & Product Distribution. “This decision is necessary for us to compete on a level playing field in each of the origin markets. We have decided to implement this change effective December 1, 1999 to provide time for the travel community in Canada to adapt to this market reality.”
 

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