Italia Trasporto Aereo S.p.A. (ITA) Replaces Alitalia (AZ/055)

Effective immediately, Italia Trasporto Aereo S.p.A. (“ITA”) (AZ/055) will join ARC as a participating airline, assuming the AZ/055 IATA airline codes previously assigned to Alitalia Società Aerea Italiana S.p.A., effective with sales on October 15, 2021 (PED 10/17/2021).

ITA, the new Italian national airline, was incorporated by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance in 2020 and is headquartered in Rome, Italy. It has main hubs in Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate. As of October 15, 2021, the airline operates domestic and international scheduled flights within Italy and between Italy and several international destinations. ITA operates Airbus aircraft (A319, A320 and A330).

ITA has elected the Specific Appointment method of agent appointment, whereby ARC has agreed to proceed with the confirmation of the former Alitalia travel agencies portfolio, leaving the Specific Appointment setup for future travel agencies vetting. In addition to cash, ITA will accept the following credit card forms of payment: Diners Club, Discover, American Express, Visa and Mastercard.

For inquiries, contact the offices listed below:

Italia Trasporto Aereo S.p.A. (ITA)

Via Venti Settembre 97

00187 Rome (Italy)

Website: www.itaspa.com


Precision Air to Begin Accepting Visa and Mastercard

Effective with sales issued on Monday, October 18, 2021 (PED 10/24/2021), Precision Air (031/PW) will begin accepting Visa and Mastercard as forms of payment through ARC.


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: Use IAR to Research a Document's Use in a Refund or Exchange

Did you receive the error message “Coupon number not available?

Do you need to determine if a document was used in a refund or an exchange?

The LO-Find Old/Used Document function within the View Only tab in IAR allows you to search the last 13 months of your agencies IAR history for this information. To access the View Only tab:

At the IAR Home Page screen,

  • Click the ARC# link to access a Sales Report.

  • The default Sales Report screen will display, set to the List tab.

  • Click the VIEW ONLY tab.

  • Click the radio button next to LO-Find Old/Used Document.

  • Type a document number into the 10-character Document# textbox.

  • Click GO.

  • The list redisplays with the old or used document listed.

  • The column headings of the list will change to show the document use information, including which PED the document was used in.

  • If it was used in an exchange, the new document number will also be included.