Airlines Reporting Corporation and the International Air Transport Association have extended their Direct Data Solutions (DDS) partnership, ensuring more than 100 global airlines will continue to have access to this global set of airline sales, market and itinerary data.
 
Jointly created in 2012 by ARC and IATA, DDS incorporates airline-contributed data, IATA's Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) transactions and ARC's Area Settlement Plan (ASP) transactions into a single data source that is the world’s largest and most comprehensive global airline ticket dataset. 
 
DDS includes more than 15 billion passenger flights representing 490 airlines and 230 countries and territories. “DDS is the foundation of ARC’s data platform and the most trusted source of global airline ticketing data,” said ARC president and CEO Lauri Reishus. 

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“Now that we have extended our partnership, ARC and IATA will focus on expanding the breadth of DDS and delivering new data solutions that advance the global airline industry,” Reishus added.