50 Years and Counting
From financial settlement to data-driven products, our story just keeps growing.
Connecting the world
ARC is the premier driver of air travel intelligence and commerce with leading business solutions, travel agency accreditation services, process and financial management tools, and high-quality data.
A trusted provider of financial settlement services
Serving airlines, travel agencies and corporate travel departments for more than 30 years, ARC operates at high volume, settling more than $88 billion transactions annually.
Built on high-quality data
Because of this unique history, ARC has become the single record of truth for data collection of airline ticket transactions, covering approximately 60 percent of the world's tickets.
- 9.5 billion passenger flights
- 3,500 airports
- 350 airlines
- 240 countries and territories
Our customer-centric approach to innovation
At ARC, we use this unmatched insight to create data products and services that solve key business problems and identify new opportunities in an evolving market. ARC's data solutions provide some of the industry's strongest products and services grounded in objective, comprehensive, actionable data.
Connecting the world
ARC leverages its unique position in the travel industry to help find solutions to common issues, by leading numerous working groups on matters such as debit memos, credit card security and hosting its annual TravelConnect conference.
Our people make it happen
Every employee at ARC comes to work every day to deliver proven solutions that advance and unify the air travel industry.
We create solutions.
With a history of airline reporting and settlement, ARC is the source of data for global airline ticketing transactions. We use this unmatched intelligence to create data products and services, ticket distribution and original travel solutions that empower the industry. In other words, we create solutions for our customers that are rooted in data.
Some of our products and services include:
ARC Travel Agency Service Fee
The ARC Travel Agency Service Fee program is a credit card processing tool for ARC-accredited entities. It provides them with the ability to generate additional revenue by accepting credit cards as the form of payment for ANY travel-related charges—from $5 professional fees to $10,000 tour deposits, either via your GDS or using ARC's tool, Agent's Choice.READ MORE
Direct Data Solutions
Direct Data Solutions provides the travel industry with timely, accurate and cost-effective access to global airline market data. Built from the travel agency sales data aggregated from ARC and IATA's financial settlement systems and ticket sales, this compilation of data helps industry professionals make strategic and tactical decisions.READ MORE
Offering the most comprehensive airline ticketing data available on the market, FareSight provides critical metrics for optimizing your air travel program, including analysis of your company's purchasing patterns and average fares as compared to either the corporate or overall market, and identifies potential cost saving opportunities by supplier.READ MORE
We work as a team.
ARC has a strong team of talented, motivated people who are ever adapting to the changing market needs, evolving business models and powerful new technologies put forth by the travel industry.
Our team is comprised of executives, data analysts, software engineers, marketers, solutions architects, product managers, sales executives, human resource professionals and many more invaluable people to bring you the world's best settlement system for airlines and travel agencies, and create the most brilliant source of airline data for customers to make confident business decisions.