Royal Air (RW/869) Joins ARC

Royal Air (RW/869) will join ARC as a participating airline, effective October 11, 2021 (PED 10/17/2021).

Royal Air is a domestic and international airline headquartered in Manila, Philippines. The airline operates domestically and has international routes to China. Royal Air route plans include new destinations in China, as well as routes to Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand.

Royal Air has a fleet of four aircraft, including A-319s and A-320s.

Royal Air has elected the General Concurrence method of agent appointment whereby all ARC agents are automatically appointed as agents of Royal Air. The airline participates in Sabre GDS and currently only accepts cash as a form of payment. The airline will soon accept major credit cards.

For inquiries, reservations and sales information, contact the office listed below:

Royal Air USA

703 Waterford Way Suite 785

Miami, FL 33126


2021 Quarterly Transaction Fees – Third Quarter

This is a reminder about the agent/CTD transaction fee that is assessed on a quarterly basis. See the chart below outlining the tiered fee structure.

Note: Agencies with less than 1,000 transactions per quarter will not be assessed transaction fees. A separate debit representing this fee will be drawn against the applicable ARC-designated bank accounts on or after October 21, 2021. Only one draft will be issued for consolidated drafting agencies.

Number of Transactions per Quarter

Price per Transaction

Tier 1

1,000 – 2,224,999

$0.025

Tier 2

2,225,000 – 5,999,999

$0.023

Tier 3

6,000,000 or more

$0.021


Tip of the Week: Reconciling the IAR Sales Report

ARC strongly recommends the IAR sales report be reconciled daily. The sales report should have a final reconciliation performed prior to sales report authorization/submission. The following steps will facilitate this process:

  • Verify that all documents and voids are correctly listed in the IAR sales report.

  • Correct any errors.

  • Verify that all transactions were legitimately issued by your agency (to guard against unauthorized ticketing).

  • Verify all commission amounts.

  • Verify that all refund and exchange transactions are accurate and that their values include any penalty information (if applicable).

  • Verify cash and credit totals; and

  • Verify the net remit amount.

You can also view more information on IAR in Section 5 of the Industry Agents’ Handbook.