Die letzten Tickets der Swiss, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines und Brussels Airlines können noch bis am 31. August ohne die 16 Franken-Gebühr ausgestellt werden. Heute kurz nach 11 Uhr hat die Swiss alle Agenten in folgendem Wortlaut über die Deadline informiert:
- As we have already informed you, the Distribution Cost Charge (DCC) will be introduced on 1 September 2015 and initially levied through a YR-IATA tax code. Please note the following points about this: If you wish to issue tickets without paying the DCC for Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS bookings that were made before this date, the tickets must be issued no later than 31 August 2015. If a ticket is issued from September 1 onwards, the DCC will be charged on the first issuance of the ticket.
- The amount of the DCC is 16 euros, or 16 Swiss francs for journeys starting in Switzerland. In markets outside the euro zone, the DCC is determined on the basis of the exchange rates for the euro in the following currencies: 17.50 USD, 11.30 GBP, 2180.0 JPY and 23.00 CAD. This is the same process that is applied to the domestic/international surcharge.
- You also still have the option of making DCC-free bookings for Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS via our new booking platform, LHGroup-agent.com.