DCC to be collected permanently as YR

Lufthansa Group

Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS have decided to collect the Distribution Cost Charge (DCC) permanently via the established YR tax code process, so that operational procedures remain unchanged. In order to avoid unwanted YR refunds within your semi-automated refund processes and thus to avoid ADMs, YR will be incorporated into automated GDS refund calculation tools as technically non-refundable. In the case of SWISS, ATC Refund is available in Amadeus in many countries since 1 July 2016. Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa will also introduce Amadeus ATC Refund as quickly as possible. This also applies to refund calculation tools in other global distribution systems, as soon as they are available. We will inform you of these changes in good time.

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