Emirates to slap fee on bookings made through GDSs

Emirates to slap fee on bookings made through GDSs

Published on Thursday, February 18, 2021

Travel agents booking Emirates flights through traditional Global Distribution Systems from July will be charged a surcharge of up to US$25 (£18).

The fees will be introduced on the same day the airline launches a range of content and services on Emirates Gateway, its NDC-enabled direct platform.

From 1 July, Emirates said agents will have access through the portal to differentiated ticket pricing, such as dedicated promotional fares and pre-sales, the ability to sell excess baggage and differentiated pricing for select ancillary services.

The Emirates Gateway will also contain additional ‘rich content’, although it was unclear what that includes.

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