ARC is proud to partner with Southwest Airlines 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 announced its new suite of services, Southwest Business, during the 2019 Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention in Chicago. The airline plans to offer corporate booking capabilities in the GDS channel by mid-2020. ARC is partnering with Southwest to manage the reporting and settlement of these transactions.
On the day of the announcement, 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. To hear more details about Southwest’s distribution strategy, join us October 3-4 for TravelConnect, where Vice President of Southwest Business, Dave Harvey, will take the stage for a conversation with ARC’s President and CEO, Mike Premo.