ARC Partners with Southwest Airlines to Complement Distribution Strategy

ARC Partners with Southwest Airlines to Complement Distribution Strategy

Southwest Business Enabled by ARC’s Reporting and Settlement Platform

ARLINGTON, Va. – July 30, 2019 – Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) is proud to partner with Southwest Airlines® (NYSE: LUV) to expand its corporate travel distribution strategy.

“We’re excited that Southwest has chosen to leverage ARC’s network of accredited travel agencies to increase their product availability to the corporate traveler,” said ARC Executive Vice President and COO, Lauri Reishus. “With Southwest’s new capabilities, agencies will be able to utilize ARC’s reporting and settlement platform to seamlessly support their corporate customers.”

Southwest Airlines President Tom Nealon commented, “For nearly 50 years, we’ve been a business traveler’s airline with high-frequency travel options and low fares. Today’s announcement evolves that philosophy even further by offering corporate travel managers, travel management companies and business travelers a new ability to book Southwest travel on the channel of their choice.”

To learn more, visit Southwest.com/AboutBusiness. Southwest Business leaders will also share additional details about its distribution strategy at ARC’s TravelConnect conference, October 3-4.

Contacts:
Randy Spoon
703.816.5119
rspoon@arccorp.com

Southwest Airlines Co.: Southwest Media Relations
214.792.7675
swmedia@wnco.com

ABOUT SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.

In its 49th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 59,000 Employees to a Customer base topping 130 million passengers annually. Southwest became the nation’s largest domestic air carrier in 2003 and maintains that ranking based on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s most recent reporting of domestic originating passengers boarded. In peak travel seasons, Southwest operates more than 4,000 weekday departures among a network of 101 destinations in the United States and 10 additional countries.

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ARC accelerates the growth of global air travel by delivering forward-looking travel data, flexible distribution services and other innovative industry solutions. We are a leading travel intelligence company that possesses the world’s largest, most comprehensive global airline ticket dataset, including more than 15 billion passenger flights representing 490 airlines and 230 countries and territories. Our solutions and expertise strengthen economies and enrich lives by connecting stakeholders across the travel ecosystem. For more information, visit arccorp.com.

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Randy Spoon
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rspoon@arccorp.com