Flight Centre announces distribution deal

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Flight Centre Travel Group has announced that customers booking their British Airways and Iberia flights through them will benefit from a multi-year distribution deal that eliminates a booking surcharge that is currently levied on these airlines’ tickets.

Flight Centre, including its flagship global corporate travel division FCM Travel Solutions, has reached a multi-year agreement with British Airways and Iberia, effective 1 November, meaning customers in South Africa and abroad will be exempt from the airlines’ new £8 (R150) surcharge per sector on bookings made through travel agencies.

Passengers flying British Airways between Johannesburg and London will enjoy a saving of £16 (R300) on their return trip, while the surcharge on a return ticket from Cape Town to New York on BA could save as much £32 (R600).

The same would apply on flights between Johannesburg and Madrid – a saving of £8 (R150) would apply for each segment flown if the tickets are booked through FCTG.