Travel Agent Communications

PED 06/01/2008

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PAWA Dominicana Airlines Joins ARC

PAWA Dominicana Airlines (7Q/110) has joined the ARC as a participating carrier effective with sales on June 2, 2008 (PED 06/08/08).

With headquarters in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, PAWA Dominicana serves the cities of Port-au-Prince and Aguadilla, P.R. PAWA Dominicana Airlines operates Jet Stream 31 and DC 9-30 aircraft.

PAWA Dominicana Airlines has elected the General Concurrence method of agent appointment whereby all ARC agents are automatically appointed as agents of PAWA Dominicana Airlines unless specifically advised to the contrary by the carrier. At this time, PAWA Dominicana Airlines accepts cash as the only form of payment through ARC.

For inquiries, reservations, or sales information, please contact:

PAWA Dominicana Airlines
Gustavo Mejia Ricart
#93 Plaza Piantini
Santo Domingo
Dominican Repbulic

Telephone: 1.809.227.0331
FAX: 1.809.227.0334
www.pawadominicana.com


Spirit Airlines Withdraws From ARC

Spirit Airlines (NK/487) is voluntarily terminating its Agreement with ARC effective June 16, 2008 (PED 06/22/08). NK-validated transactions submitted with agents' 06/22/08 PED sales reports will be returned to the agents unprocessed, and should be sent directly to the attention of Spirit Airlines at the address below:

Spirit Airlines
2800 Executive Way
Miramar, FL 33025

In addition, Spirit Airlines is asking agents to contact their agency support sales staff at salessupport@spiritair.com with any questions related to Sprit sales.


Silverjet Ceases Operations - ARC Continues Processing Through PED June 1

Silverjet (362/Y7) has ceased operations effective May 30, 2008. Accordingly, ARC is suspending its Agreement with the carrier but will continue processing Silverjet transactions including refunds through the conclusion of sales period ending June 1, 2008 (PED 06/01/08).

Travel Agents and their customers are advised to consult the carrier's website at www.flysilverjet.com for updated information.

Unless otherwise updated by ARC, no Silverjet-validated transactions will be accepted effective with agents' PED 06/08/08 sales reports. For subsequent transactions, the carrier advises customers who paid by credit card to contact their credit card company for refund. If paid by debit card or charge, customers are instructed to contact ATOL, Section CAA, 49 - 59 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6TE.


ARC Carrier e-ticketing Policies and Practices Update

ARC-processed travel agency and CTD transactions have reached 98% e-ticketing and ARC participating carriers support for continued e-ticketing growth is broad. While ARC will continue to process paper transactions as needed, on an individual basis, carriers have asked ARC to communicate their specific policies with respect to e-ticketing. Please see e-ticketing news from specific carriers and their policies and practices below:

Air Transat (TS/649) & Hahn Air (HR/169)

Effective June 1, 2008, Air Transat and Hahn Air will only permit issuance of electronic tickets (ET).


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