50 Years and Counting
From financial settlement to data-driven products, our story just keeps growing.
We are a tech company rooted in data.
Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) is a leading technology solutions company providing the U.S.-based travel industry with world-class business products, travel agency accreditation services, process and financial management tools, and powerful data analytics.
Established in 1984, ARC was founded as a privately held company in response to the Airline Deregulation Act. Becoming fully operational in 1985, ARC began settling financial ticket transactions between airlines and travel agencies (both traditionally and eventually online) and the travel management companies that sell their products to the United States. Growing every year, ARC has come to process close to $90 billion in financial transactions through its secure settlement system, in 2014 alone, for airlines, travel agencies, corporate travel departments, railroads and other travel suppliers.
With over 30 years of transaction settlement history, ARC has become the financial backbone of travel distribution and the leading source of data collection for global airline ticket transactions. Putting its customers first, ARC serves the needs of airline carriers, travel agencies, corporate travel departments, emerging markets and government agencies by providing stellar products, tools and services.
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.