ARLINGTON, Va. – January 22, 2021 – Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) congratulates President Joe Biden on his inauguration as the 46th President of the United States and Vice President Kamala Harris on her groundbreaking inauguration as the country’s first Black, South Asian and female vice president.
We are encouraged by President Biden’s urgency to oversee the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The administration’s comprehensive approach to address this public health and economic crisis—including a coordinated, mass rollout of vaccinations, standardized testing programs and other critical health protocols —will save American lives, protect American livelihoods and help American industries.
Air travel will play a vital role in the U.S. economic recovery and we applaud the bi-partisan actions to-date providing much-needed assistance to the travel industry. We urge the Biden-Harris administration and Congress to strengthen their collaboration with Airlines for America (A4A) and the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) in their work supporting ARC customers – more than 200 global airlines and thousands of U.S.-based travel agencies, many of which are small businesses – to speed the recovery of our industry and our nation from the COVID-19 pandemic.
ARC again congratulates President Biden and Vice President Harris on their historic inauguration. We stand in support of our customers, partners and key public sector stakeholders ready to rebuild the air travel industry by restoring thousands of critical jobs and connecting the world through sustainable economic growth.
As a leader in air travel intelligence and omnichannel retailing, ARC provides platforms, tools and insights that help the global travel community connect, grow and thrive. ARC enables the diverse retailing strategies of its customers by providing innovative technology, flexible settlement solutions and access to the world’s most comprehensive air transaction dataset. In 2019, ARC managed more than $97.4 billion in transactions between airlines and travel agencies, representing more than 302 million passenger trips. For more information, please visit arccorp.com.