VANCOUVER, July 31, 2012 /CNW/ - Flight Centre is pleased to announce
that effective August 1st, the total price being advertised by the brand for all flights,
accommodations and packages will now include all taxes and fees.
The new "Price You Pay" strategy is a result of recent customer feedback
regarding the often significant disparity of pricing where taxes and
surcharges are far greater than the base fare price. Flight Centre had
been advertising fares with all applicable taxes and fees listed below
as a separate component in order to remain competitive with airlines
that are regulated federally and were not required to display taxes and
However, new regulations requiring Canadian air carriers to include all
associated fees and taxes in their advertised prices are expected to be
implemented later this year.
"Now that airlines will be forced to be transparent when advertising, it
levels the playing field for travel agencies who have been at a
considerable disadvantage having to show all-inclusive pricing in
certain provinces for years." said Flight Centre President, Greg Dixon.
"Of particular concern is the application of fuel surcharges as separate
amounts. These surcharges are (what make up a major portion of the
taxes but really) should be included in the base airfare."
"The all-inclusive pricing approach is great news for customers and will
go a long way toward reducing the confusion of how prices are
From 1 August, Flight Centre will show the total price as well as, where
possible, the base fare and taxes/fees components that make up the
About Flight Centre (www.flightcentre.ca )
Flight Centre is a leading retailer of travel products and services for
the leisure and corporate markets.
Flight Centre's presence in Canada includes more than 190 shops and
businesses and over 1,000 staff across the country.
Flight Centre's other brands include: Corporate Traveller, FCm Travel
Solutions, Cruiseabout, Intrepid My Adventure Store, Stage & Screen
Travel Services, GoVoluntouring, GOGO Vacations and Employment Office.
SOURCE: Flight Centre Canada
For further information:
Media & Communications Manager
Flight Centre Canada