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PED 04/20/2008

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KD avia Joins ARC as Participating Carrier

KD avia (KD/093) will join ARC as a participating carrier effective with sales as of April 21, 2008 (PED 04/27/08).

KD avia is headquartered in Kaliningrad Russia. Acting as a bridge between Europe and Russia, KD avia serves 27 routes - 12 destinations in Russia, Kazakhstan, and 15 destinations in Europe. From its hub in Kaliningrad, KD avia provides convenient connections for passengers flying between Russian regions and European capitals. KD avia operates Boeing 737-300 aircraft.

Among the Eastern destinations are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Chelyabinsk, Kazan, Omsk, Ufa, Rostov, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Volgograd, Perm and also Astana (Kazakhstan). They are all connected to European cities: Dusseldorf, Berlin, Munich, Hannover, Hamburg, London, Paris, Prague, Barcelona, Kiev, Odessa, Milan, Rome, Vienna and also Tel-Aviv.

All routes of KD avia are ET-eligible, with ETs enabled in Amadeus, Galileo, Sabre, and with Worldspan expected soon. KD avia provides published comissionable fares, including seamen fares and weekend fares; commission level for U.S. agents will be 7%.

As KD avia has elected the General Concurrence method of agent appointment, all ARC-accredited agencies and corporate travel departments are automatically appointed as agents of the carrier unless specifically advised to the contrary by the carrier. At this time, KD avia accepts Diner's Club International, Mastercard and Visa as forms of payment through ARC.

For inquiries, reservations, or sales information, contact the office stated below:

KD avia - Mr. Alexey Leonov
Khrabrovo airport,
Gurievsky District,
Kaliningrad Region
238315, Russia
Phone: +7.4012.355.807
Fax: +7.4012.355.801

JetLite (S2/705) - Formerly Known as Air Sahara - Withdraws From ARC Participation

JetLite (S2/705) is voluntarily withdrawing from ARC effective April 28, 2008 (PED May 4, 2008). Travel Professionals are requested to plate future S2/705 sales through ARC under the Jet Airways (9W/589) carrier code.

Agents are encouraged to submit all other outstanding S2 transactions to ARC prior to April 28, 2008 (PED May 4, 2008). S2-validated transactions submitted April 28th and after will be returned to agents unprocessed and should be sent directly to the Jet Airways GSA, at the address below:

Jet Airways
2301 Camino Ramon
Suite 140
San Ramon, CA 94583

Internet Sales Summary (ISS) To Be Available Only Through My ARC - Begins April 30

You may have already received communication about registering for My ARC, which is an Internet portal that provides users a central access point to a growing list of ARC tools and resources. Internet Sales Summary (ISS) access will only be available through My ARC starting Wednesday, April 30. IAR will be integrated with My ARC at a later date.

To take advantage of all the benefits and features My ARC has to offer, we encourage you to have all employees who are active users of IAR and ISS register for My ARC accounts.

My ARC Will Be Offline For Scheduled Maintenance - 4/29-30

Due to scheduled maintenance, My ARC will be inaccessible from 9 p.m. EST Tuesday, April 29th, through 7 a.m. EST Wednesday, April 30th. This will preclude users from accessing any applications living behind My ARC, including ISS (Internet Sales Summary), until My ARC returns online at 7:01 am EST, Wednesday the 30th.

Meridiana Airlines Now Accepts MasterCard and Visa

Effective PED 04/27/08, Meridiana Airlines (IG/191) accepts MasterCard and Visa as forms of payment through ARC.

Outwit the Outlaws - I.D. Checking Guide

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For less than $30 per guide, your agency and affiliates will join countless government agencies, department stores, retail chains, financial service providers, car rental companies and liquor resellers who use the I.D. Checking Guide. They use it to combat forged, altered, and counterfeited forms of identification that are received in person, via fax, email, or mail. To help safeguard your business from the bad guys, click here and order the I.D. Checking Guide.

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