The AACP (Airline ASP Coordination Program) is a unique U.S. product, which provides global airline carriers with variable cost-based access to the high-producing U.S. market, and secures airline ticket offerings to the 310 Million U.S. population via various Travel Agency distribution channels.
With over $15 Trillion in GDP and a very active Travel marketplace, the U.S. traveling public books over 25% of all worldwide airline tickets. 32% of global RPK's (Revenue Passenger Kilometers) are generated in the USA, and the demand for accessibility to global destinations is growing exponentially. The USA, being an "all immigrants" country, provides VFR (Visiting Friends and Family) traffic for airlines from any corner of the world while globalization has meant US companies are continuously looking for opportunities around the world generating Business traffic for these airlines. A travel media-driven as well as an affluent and adventurous society ensures strong leisure traffic to all continents. The U.S. market also enjoys the strongest Students travel traffic due to the world's greatest universities intersecting with the deep pockets of aspiring young talents.
AACP is the ARC ASP Coordination Program, which enables airline to work easily with ARC (Airline Reporting Corporation) located in Arlington, VA. It is based on a contract between ARC and AirPros Group, and secures provision of legal, financial, distribution and marketing support in the USA.
AACP is an efficient tool to access Incremental Revenue from the US market.
In the American market global airline carriers can obtain access to the 14,000+ accredited US travel agents, which is larger in number than all British, French and German travel agents combined. ARC participation is key to the successful distribution within these US travel agency channels. The AACP program facilitates this and secures ticket sales via OTAs (Online Travel Agencies), TMCs (Travel Management Companies), CTDs (Corporate Travel Departments), consolidators, tour operators, consortia, and MICE (Meetings, Incentives and Congress Events) planners.
As part of the program Airline carriers receive continuous guidance and support regarding the specificities of the US market, and enjoy customized distribution strategies, not the typical "one size fits all" approaches known for only having a GSA representation in the USA. Additionally, AACP breaks down the complexity of the ARC settlement and reporting processes, and secures in a timely manner Revenue Accounting information, data interpretations and reporting about the billing and settlement of ticket sales.
AACP is a holder of the Partnership Excellence Award, received in recognition of outstanding service and dedication to ARC and all airline partners.
ARC (Airline Reporting Corporation) is the equivalent to the IATA BSP. It provides accreditation to 14,000+ travel agents and connects them with 200 participating airline suppliers at present time.
The ARC process works in the following way
The following services are included with your AACP:
The joining options, available to any airline carrier, are three: