Carrier Participation

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Any airline, railroad, or other carrier of passenger services may apply.
No, any carrier offering passenger service anywhere in the world, can apply to become an ARC participating carrier.
Yes, the representative can be an employee from a U.S. office location, or a designated third party such as an industry consultant.
ARC is very similar to the BSP environment. IATA oversees BSP systems around the world EXCEPT for the United States, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin islands, and the American Samoa, where travel agency settlement is handled through ARC.
No, carriers may designate an international bank to receive the weekly cash disbursement (a minimal fee applies to international wires).
For more information, contact Carrier Participation at +1 703.816.8517 or