Finnair cuts commission for Australian travel advisors

The Finnish flag carrier joins the scores of airlines reducing remuneration for Aussie agents.

FINNAIR has become the latest international carrier to reduce remuneration for Australian travel advisors, informing its local trade partners of a revised commission structure from next month which will see compensation cut from five to three percent.

Tickets sold in Australia from April with a point-of-departure in Australia will be subject to the remuneration cut, while tickets with a point-of-departure elsewhere in the world will continue to attract 0% commission.

“We apologise for the inconvenience this might cause and we will continue to support our trade partners with the same high level of service,” Finnair told the industry.

The remuneration cut is the latest hit to Finnair’s Australian operations, after the airline closed its local office on new year’s day, which saw Regional Manger Arnaud Michelin made redundant.

The office was responsible for Australia as well as New Caledonia and New Zealand.

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