Monday, 5 August 2019

ARC partners with Southwest Airlines

Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) has confirmed it is partnering with the US giant budget airline Southwest to expand its corporate travel distribution strategy.

An industry leader in air travel distribution and intelligence, ARC provides channel-agnostic tools and insights to help the global travel community connect grow and thrive. ARC enables the diverse retailing strategies of its customers by providing flexible settlement solutions, innovative technology and access to the world’s most comprehensive air transaction dataset.

“We’re excited that Southwest has chosen to leverage ARC’s network of accredited travel agencies to increase their product availability to the corporate traveller,” said ARC Executive Vice President and COO, Lauri Reishus. “With Southwest’s new capabilities, agencies will be able to utilize ARC’s reporting and settlement platform to seamlessly support their corporate customers.”

Southwest Airlines President Tom Nealon commented, “For nearly 50 years, we’ve been a business traveller’s airline with high-frequency travel options and low fares. Today’s announcement evolves that philosophy even further by offering corporate travel managers, travel management companies and business travellers a new ability to book Southwest travel on the channel of their choice.”

To learn more, visit Southwest Business leaders will also share additional details about its distribution strategy at ARC’s TravelConnect conference, October 3-4.

Southwest Airlines has grown dramatically from its humble beginnings some 49 years ago and the airline continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary customer service delivered by more than 59,000 employees. The airline flights more than 130 million passengers each year and regularly wins awards for its service, in the peak travel seasons, Southwest operates more than 4,000-weekday departures among a network of 101 destinations in the United States and 10 additional countries.

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