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Enabling Enhanced Distribution Through ARC

ARC’s secure and cost-effective settlement platform allows airlines to pursue a wide range of distribution strategies.

Distribution Options

Airlines are looking for a wide range of distribution options, including NDC. Flexibility is critical to success, and one size does not fit all. ARC’s secure and cost-effective settlement platform now supports a variety of distribution models:

  • Aggregators
  • Direct API connections
  • GDSs

Flexible Settlement Solutions

New Features of ARC Settlement

To support a wide range of NDC implementations, ARC has introduced several new features to its trusted, secure settlement platform:

  • Option to use neutral (ARC) or airline ticket stock
  • Acceptance of RET (BSP) or SPRF (ARC) file formats
  • Flexible credit card billing options
  • Ability to prevent modifications or manual transaction updates
  • Identification of NDC transactions in ARC’s agency sales tool, Interactive Agency Reporting (IAR)

British Airways is excited to be the first test partner for ARC's enhanced settlement functionality, which enables us to evolve our distribution strategy with the travel agency channel. ARC has always been a trusted partner to British Airways, and we have valued their flexibility, responsiveness and collaboration during this testing process. These enhancements will aid us in developing our relationships with agencies, and they set the stage for our growing distribution strategy in the U.S.

Implement Your Distribution Strategy with ARC

Whether your airline chooses to connect to the agency distribution channel through a GDS, a direct connection, an aggregator or a combination of these models, ARC is here to support your unique distribution strategy.

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