- February 27, 2016
- Posted by: IAAI
- Category: News
IAAI’s Writ Appeal for restoration of Agency Commission in the Hon High Court of Kerala that had been reserved for Judgment on 29th September 2015 has been now reopened and posted for re-hearing in the Chambers of the High Judges by next week in March 2016.
IAAI is the only travel agents representative body relentlessly fighting for Agency Commission since June 2008 and so far we won the case before the Hon. High Court of Kerala in which the Hon. Court directed DGCA to look into the matter and DGCA passed its landmark Order of 5th March 2010, and a fresh advisory dated 17th Dec 2012. Later, IAAI successfully impleaded in the FIA Case, and the Secretary, MoCA after hearing all parties concerned, passed his order on 16th September 2013 mandating commission as our statutory right under Aircraft Rules 1937.
Our legal fight for legitimate Travel Agency commission is back in motion. Many are the Agents already crippled with “NIL” commission. It is imperative that we win the Case for Commission. Because, with the new NDC program which is being promoted by the vested interests, unless the Agency commission/remuneration is an integral part of the AIR FARE, no selling agent can charge any additional charges over and above the total figure on the ticket.
As recently as on 30th Jan, on the sidelines of SATTE 2016 at New Delhi, during the Panel discussions, our President, Mr Biji Eapen had highlighted this fact openly and had requested all like-minded Associations claiming for Agency commission, including FAITH, to come forward and support IAAI to achieve the goal.
During the NMC Meeting held on 20-21 February at Chennai, Members unanimously decided to continue our fight for commission and ensure that all airlines follow the Government Orders implicitly.
IAAI shall take all possible steps for getting agents legitimate commission restored from all airline operating to/from/within India