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Air Canada lifts commission to 5% on Business and Economy fares ex-Australia

December 11, 2015 Agents Incentives No Comments Email Email

Air Canada is today pleased to announce that from 1 January 2016 it is lifting standard base commission in Australia from 3% to 5% for Business and Economy class published airfares.

The new 5% base commission applies to one-way and return Air Canada Business and Economy class published airfares plated to Air Canada 014 stock and ticketed in Australia on or after 1 January 2016.

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

General Manager Australia and New Zealand Paul McLean says Air Canada is constantly reviewing commissions levels to ensure it remains responsive to local market conditions.

“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,” says McLean.

“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 be the only carrier to offer year-round, non-stop flights between Canada and Queensland when its Brisbane-Vancouver service takes to the skies on 1 June 2016 using new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The flights are timed to optimize connectivity to and from Air Canada’s extensive North American network through the airline’s Vancouver hub.

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.

For more information please visit: www.aircanada.com.

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