CALGARY — WestJet is following Air Canada’s lead and making changes to its commissions for bookings within North America, effective Oct. 1.
Commissions will change from 7% to 4% on Flex fares, 8% on Plus fares and zero commission on Econo fares.
“After assessing where we want to go with our pricing, we have made the difficult decision to follow a major competitor in their approach to no-frills fares, in this case by changing the commission structure,” said Lyell Farquharson, WestJet vice-president, sales.
“As new competitors come to market, we anticipate they will follow the global trend in the ultra-low-cost carrier category where no-frills fares are offered without commission.”
Commissions on WestJet Vacations’ packages and for groups remain unchanged. International bookings stay at 7% for Econo and Flex bookings and rise to 8% on Plus fares.