British Airways has brought out two new flexible fares for customers booking through the trade.

Select and Select Pro are both refundable fares available exclusively to travel agents and allow clients to cancel a flight and claim a full or partial refund should their travel plans change.

There is no fee charged for any change in plans but the fares cost from £50 extra on a short-haul return ticket and from £100 more on a long-haul return ticket in comparison with BA’s Standard/Plus fares.

Mark Muren, head of global sales, said: “We have launched these fares in response to the challenging environment we find ourselves in.

“We recognise that our trade partners want flexibility when they book with us, and we hope that today’s launch gives them even more options to achieve this, with the choice to refund a ticket should their customers’ plans change.”

The fares, which sit alongside BA’s existing fare types, are now available in the UK for bookings of short-haul and long-haul flights via global distribution systems or Iata’s New Distribution Capability (NDC).

The fares are also available for bookings made through British Airways’ Atlantic joint business partners American Airlines, Iberia and Finnair.

British Airways’ book with confidence commitment for free changes or the ability to take a voucher continues to apply to all Basic, Standard/Plus, Fully Flexible, Select and Select Pro bookings. If a flight is cancelled the customer is entitled to a full refund.

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