Virgin America has joined Airlines Reporting Corp., according to ARC, in a move that extends the carrier’s ticket distribution capabilities by leveraging ARC’s settlement and technology solutions and network of affiliated travel agencies.
Related ticket sales and agency settlement are scheduled to commence during the first half of 2011. As an ARC participating carrier, Virgin America will broaden its reach into the travel agent channel throughout the United States and Caribbean, supporting the carrier’s revenue growth.
"ARC’s advanced technology products will ensure travel agencies have greater access to Virgin America’s flights and service, simplify our businesses processes and increase our guest satisfaction," said Diana Walke, vice president of planning and sales at Virgin America.
"We are delighted that Virgin America chose to employ an e-ticket solution. Access to the world’s single largest travel agency market ensures their continued growth as one of the most innovative carriers in our industry," said Mike Premo, ARC's vice president of business development. "Our agreement with Virgin America also supports our commitment to offer ARC’s more than 14,000 travel agencies access to the world’s leading airlines. We welcome Virgin America to our growing family of low-cost carriers.”