Unwavering In Distribution Fee, Lufthansa Reports Slight Booking Decline

Volume, capacity, load factor, yield (excluding currency fluctuations) and adjusted earnings all fell during the final quarter of 2015 at Lufthansa Group. Is this connected to travel trade resistance to the €16 Distribution Cost Charge for bookings made through global distribution systems, introduced on Sept. 1? The group’s annual report, published Thursday, stated, "The introduction of the DCC had a slight adverse impact on bookings, which had, however, no significant impact on the earnings position of the airline."

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