Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) has announced that it has successfully tested and implemented enhancements to its settlement platform. In October, ARC began the testing process with airline partner British Airways to ensure the functionality and flexibility of these enhancements. As a result of this collaboration, ARC’s settlement platform is now ready to facilitate the full spectrum of distribution strategies for ARC participating airlines, including New Distribution Capability (NDC), while continuing to support existing systems and processes. This implementation, according to the company, gives airlines and travel agencies more options to create bilateral agreements that make enriched, customized air travel content more accessible. Simon Brooks, senior vice president, sales for North America for British Airways, said the enhancements “will aid us in developing our relationships with agencies, and they set the stage for our growing distribution strategy in the US.”