Arkia Israeli Airlines (IZ/238) Joins ARC

Arkia (IZ/238) will join ARC as a participating airline, effective October 11, 2021 (PED 10/17/2021).

Arkia is a domestic and international airline headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel. Operating a fleet of Airbus 321 NEO LR and Embraer 195 aircraft, Arkia is Israel’s second largest airline. Arkia operates scheduled services to major destinations that include:

  • Europe – BEG, OTP, AMS, LHR, BCN, LCA, PFO, RHO, HER, BUD, PRG, ATH, FCO, CDG, LHR

  • Morocco RAK and CMN

  • Georgia BUS and TBS

  • United Arab Emirates – DXB

  • Africa – ZNZ (seasonality)

  • Seychelles SEZ (seasonality)

  • Ukraine KBP and ODS (seasonality)

Arkia has elected the General Concurrence method of agent appointment whereby all ARC agents are automatically appointed as agents of Arkia. The airline participates in Sabre, Amadeus and Travelport GDS’s and currently accepts VISA and Mastercard as valid form of payment.

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

Arkia USA

703 Waterford Way Suite 785

Miami, FL 33126

Phone: 201-526-7807


Bamboo Airways (QH/926) Joins ARC

Bamboo Airways (QH/926) will join ARC as a participating carrier, effective with sales on October 11, 2021 (PED 10/17/21).

Headquartered in Hanoi, Vietnam, Bamboo Airways operates domestic scheduled flights to more than 60 cities in Vietnam. Bamboo Airways operates a fleet of 32 aircraft consisting of Boeing 787 Dreamliners, Airbus A321s/320s/319s, and Embraer regional jets.

Bamboo Airways has elected the General Concurrence method of agent appointment whereby all ARC agents are automatically appointed as agents of Bamboo Airways.

For US inquiries, reservations or sales information, contact Bamboo Airways toll-free 1-844-59-BAMBOO (844-592-2626).


Updates Coming to ARA and CTDRA

ARC is making minor updates to the ARA and CTDRA that will take effect October 29, 2021. View a summary of the updates along with a full review of the changes coming to the ARA and CTDRA using the links below.

Changes to ARA:
Summary (PDF)
Full review (PDF)

Changes to CTDRA:
Summary (PDF)
Full review (PDF)

Please note, in accordance with Section 5 of the ARA, your continued participation with ARC after October 29, 2021, serves as your acceptance of the amendments.


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: When Does ARC Auto Submit an IAR Sales Report?

When an IAR sales report doesn’t contain any transactions (has no activity) and has not been authorized/submitted by the standard Tuesday, 11:59 p.m. ET deadline (or Wednesday, 11:59 p.m. ET during a week with an ARC-recognized Monday holiday), ARC will automatically submit a "No Sales" report on your behalf.

ARC auto submission of a "No Sales" report may only occur when all previous weeks' sales reports have already been authorized and submitted. All financial information on the Authorize and Submit screens of a "No Sales" report will reflect $0.00.

This ARC auto submission takes place in IAR after 3 a.m. ET when the system is taken down for routine daily maintenance. If you are reviewing your sales report between 11:59 p.m. and 3 a.m. ET and notice your sales report has not been auto submitted, please do not take any action. Manual submission of any sales report after the 11:59 p.m. ET submission deadline will be recognized by the system as a late authorization. There will be no late authorization penalty for an unsubmitted "No Sales" report that becomes auto authorized by ARC.