Jetset has confirmed that its trade-only platform, JETS will benefit from sourcing fares with the new GDS surcharge eliminated for bookings made with Air France KLM.

The £20 per return flight fee was introduced by the airlines on April 1 for all bookings sourced through global distribution systems. However, Jetset said it has reached a deal with Air France, KLM and Hop! to waive the fee for bookings made by Jetset from May 1.

The waiving of the fee comes after discussions between the airline and trade operator about fully embracing NDC capability.

Speaking about the agreement Adrian Smyth, the company's sales director, said: "We are excited and happy to have this in place as we look to embrace and move ahead in the best way possible with NDC. Jetset fully understand that as the industry changes all around us, it will be important to be at the cutting edge for sourcing the very best availability and pricing from our key airline partners.

“This agreement with Air France and KLM will ensure that as we transition to new practices and methodology JETS remains the number one trade tool for purchasing competitively priced flight-only and package bookings. For 50 years our trade clients have relied on Jetset having strong partnerships with airlines and to be in a position to provide great choice at fantastic price points. This clearly demonstrates that thanks to our excellent supplier relationships, we will continue to be in a position to carry on the good work in the next 50 years!"

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