Eliminating travel agent’s commission a bad idea

I have earlier commented on this issue. Now most of the airlines in India have compromised on this issue with the travel agents. Singapore Airlines is under tremendous pressure to also give in. Travel agents in India have threatened to stop issuing Singapore Airlines ticket and supporting them. It seems that the boycott of travel agents is having a serious effect on the business of the airline. TAAI has stated that Singapore Airlines has reduced fares by 60%, its load factor is down to 20% and it has lost 80% of its monthly business.