Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) is now offering airlines the ability to accept Alipay as a form of payment for tickets sold through the travel agency channel. Alipay is a mobile and online payment platform based in China with more than 500 million users. ARC’s new offering to agencies is made possible by its partnership with Universal Air Travel Plan (UATP). Chuck Fischer, ARC’s managing director of airline services, said Alipay is widely recognized as one of the largest payment platforms in the world, and as people from China travel to the US they want to use their preferred payment method. For airlines that choose to accept Alipay, said Fischer, ARC now provides the means to extend this payment platform to the agency channel. ARC continues to work with UATP to enable other payment options for airlines and agencies that can be easily integrated into their revenue accounting systems.