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7-Jun-2015 7:38 AM

ScapeSentry: Lufthansa to set trend with GDS charge

ScapeSentry stated (04-Jun-2015) Lufthansa Group's decision to impose a EUR16 charge on tickets issued via booking channels using GDS from 01-Sep-2015 is likely to set a trend in the industry. ScrapeSentry founding partner Martin Zetterlund said he expects more airlines to follow this route of introducing a third party surcharge. According to Mr Zetterlund, said "margins on selling seats alone are very low for most airlines so in order to compete with low cost carriers they will need to increase ancillary sales and this is, of course, hard if a large percentage of all tickets are sold on places other than the airline’s own web-site."  [more - original PR]

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