Air France KLM joins agent slashing trend

Agents dealt another blow on the commissions front.

Air France KLM Group is the latest player in aviation to confirm that Australian travel agents will see their BSP commission slashed on air tickets sold from 5% to 3%, effective 01 July.

Air France-KLM Group issued a statement over the weekend noting that the base commission of 3% will apply to all international throughfares sold, originating and ticketed in Australia.

Despite the change, Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines said they will “continue to support trade partners in Australia with the same high standard of service they have come to expect of us”.

The news follows Finnair recently slashing its commission from 5% to 3% in March, along with the Lufthansa Group of Airlines by the same amount, the latest in a growing list of carriers moving away from rewarding the trade directly for ticket sales.

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