ARC and Amadeus Sign Cooperative Agreement to Facilitate Technology Adoption
By Harvey Chipkin
Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) and Amadeus have signed a cooperative agreement to facilitate the industry’s adoption of evolving airline retailing technology standards while concurrently enhancing their existing relationship. This alliance, according to an announcement, provides greater choice for airlines to select between different industry standards for indirect distribution. It also ensures that travel agencies in North America can continue to report and settle airline ticket transactions without interruption or delay regardless of the standard being used, including New Distribution Capability (NDC). Mike Premo, ARC’s CEO, said the agreement provides increased support to airline and travel agency customers to enable their continued growth, and strengthens ARC’s omnichannel distribution options available to the industry. The new agreement updates the existing contract between the two companies for reporting and settlement services.