Karnataka HC rules of IATA billing

High Court of Karnataka today passed an interim order to the effect that the Billing and Settlement Plan should not be altered to the weekly settlement plan, but shall remain as it was on December 31, 2013.

This information was provided by Iqbal Mulla, President, Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI). International Air Transport Association (IATA), with effect from January 1, 2014, had decided to implement the weekly settlement system.

According to Mulla, the interim order was passed by the High Court after hearing the arguments of TAAI and the counsel for IATA during the hearing of the writ petition (No. 38249 of 2013) filed by TAAI, challenging Resolution 818g. In its petition, TAAI had also sought for agents’ right to commission from airlines and strict implementation of the circular issued by the office of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on December 17, 2012, which stated that the commission/remuneration should be built in the tariff.

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