ARC provides flexibility in addressing distribution strategies

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) has announced enhancements to its settlement platform to support a variety of distribution methods including New Distribution Capability, or NDC, the company said.

Through collaboration with both airlines and travel agencies, ARC is helping to facilitate the implementation of these new approaches to distribution while continuing to support existing systems and processes.

With ARC´s flexible platform, each airline can implement the features that best match its distribution strategy. This includes the option to use neutral ARC or airline ticket stock, the acceptance of both the ARC and IATA sales file formats and multiple credit card billing options. An additional change is the inclusion of an NDC indicator for those transactions that may take a different processing route than traditional transactions.

The Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) is the premier driver of air travel intelligence and commerce in the travel industry with business solutions, travel agency accreditation services, process and financial management tools and high-quality data. In 2016, ARC settled USD 86 billion worth of carrier ticket transactions for nearly 7,000 travel agencies with more than 12,000 points of sale. Established in 1984, ARC is an ISO 27001 certified company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with offices in Louisville, Kentucky, Tampa, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico. For more information, visit and