The new kid on the aviation block says it’s putting more money in the bank accounts of travel agents who send clients to Athens and some other points in Europe, reports Ian Stalker in this week’s digital edition of Travel Courier.
Denis Coderre, deputy chief commercial officer for SkyGreece Airlines, says the three-year-old Athens-based carrier – founded by Greek-Canadians and which has many former Olympic Airways staffers on its payroll – is “presently paying 15% commission for any dates, any destination we offer,” a figure that’s likely to raise eyebrows among travel agents who can recall airlines slashing commissions in years gone by.
The carrier started Toronto-Athens service late last month, a route that will pit it against more established Air Canada and Air Transat, and is also linking Montreal with the Greek capital.
Olympic Airways used to carry people from this country to Athens but then withdrew from this market.
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