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2 Airlines from the following countries participate in Air Transport Settlement System * : *number of airlines is shown in brackets as of March 2012 The Russian Federation (53) Austria (2) Azerbaijan (2) Armenia (1) Belarus (2) Germany (2) Georgia (3) Israel (2) Italy (1) Kazakhstan (3) Kirgizia (3) Moldova (1) China (1) Latvia (1) UAE (1) Tajikistan (3) Uzbekistan (1) Ukraine (7)

3 Air Transport Settlement System (ATSS) – Combination of governing bodies and participants interacting under concepts, technologies and rules effective in the System

4 In operation since January 1, 1993 ATSS has been implemented: As a result of decentralization, demonopolization and deregulation of national economy including airline industry and transfer to application of market economy instruments Under initiative of major carriers and agencies of Russia and CIS countries with administrative support (in 1992 and subsequent years) of Russian aviation authorities, Russian Association of Aircraft Operators and Inter-State Aviation Committee Within extremely short period – ONE YEAR By analogy to ARC (USA) and BSP (IATA)

5 Purpose and scope Rendering of standardized services related to passenger transportation sold by Accredited Agencies on CCS-TCH Standard Traffic Documents, including CCS-TCH e-tickets (hereafter – STD) and ensuring the full and timely settlement of sold transportation with the Airlines in accordance with effective rules, standards, procedures and technologies.

6 Purpose and scope Facilitation of the procedures related to passenger transportation sales, standardization of technologies, reporting and settlement for the benefited revenue among the System participants Ensuring control over the funds flow from the Accredited Agencies to the Airlines Reduction of Airlines costs intended for the maintenance of their own network of passenger transportation sales Reduction of settlement periods between the Airlines and their contracting parties Notification of the Airlines about the availability and spending volume of revenue Reduction of revenue loss risk incidental to financial defaults of ATSS participants

7 World Settlement Systems in operation ASP (Area Settlement Plan) has been operating since 1964 in the USA under control of ATA (Air Transport Association of America). Since 1984 these services are rendered by ARC (Airline Reporting Corporation); BSP (Billing and Settlement Plan) established by analogy to ASP (USA) has been implemented since 1971 under control of IATA (International Air Transport Association). ATSS (Air Transport Settlement System) has been operating under control of ACCS (Airline Control Council of Settlement) since Since 1994 these services are rendered by TCH (Transport Clearing House) established by major airlines of Russia and CIS countries as a Joint Stock Company.

8 LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITIES Conference of Settlement System Participants, convoked once in 2-3 years. Airline Control Council of Settlement (ACCS), composed of the Presidium and two Committees (of scheduled carriers and of accredited agencies) acts in-between Conferences. EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY Transport Clearing House (TCH) Governance

9 CONFERENCE OF SETTLEMENT SYSTEM PARTICIPANTS ACCS PRESIDIUM AIRLINE CONTROL COUNCIL OF SETTLEMENT (ACCS) ACCS CARRIER COMMITTEEACCS AGENCY COMMITTEE 80 TRANSPORT CLEARING HOUSE Executive authority Legislative authorities PRESIDIUM OF ACCS CARRIER COMMITTEEPRESIDIUM OF ACCS AGENCY COMMITTEE 20 * * Number of members is circled ATSS governance structure (approved by the 5th Conference of Settlement System Participants as of )

10 Interaction of ATSS executive authority (TCH) with participants and other entities TRANSPORT CLEARING HOUSE (TCH) RESOLUTIONS, APPROVED DOCUMENTS ELABORATION OF ANALYTICAL MATERIALS, DRAFTS OF REGULATORY DOCUMENTS ACCS PRESIDIUM AC C S ACCS CARRIER AND AGENCY COMMITTEES PAYMENT ORDERS PAYMENT FOR SERVICES FROM AIRLINE REVENUES UNDER AIRLINE INSTRUCTIONS AGENCIES and companies of other means of transport AIRLINES other undertakings ATC FUEL AIRPORTS REVENUE LESS AGENCY COMMISSION AND TCH SERVICE CHARGE REVENUE DATA, RECONCILIATION STATEMENTS, HOT-FILES SALES UNDER DIRECT AGREEMENTS REVENUES, PENALTIES, DEPOSITS REMITTANCE DATA FILE AUTHORIZED BANKS ATSS HINGE ACCOUNT REVENUE REMMITTANCE INSTRUCTIONS ORDER AND PAYMENT OF STDs ADMINISTRATION OF AGENCY RIGHTS TO SELL SERVICES ON STDs of ACCS- TCH RET-FILES SECURITY PRINTERS STANDARD TRAFFIC DOCUMENTS SCHEDULE AND TARIFFS CENTRE (STC) INDUSTRY STATISTICS Unified Centre of Settlement (UCS) CONTROL, RECONCIL- LIATION STATEMENTS SALSE REPORTS E-TICKETING CENTRE (ETC) QUOTAS ОF AUTOMATED AND ELECTRONIC TICKETS OF ACCS-TCH COMPUTERIZED RESERVATION SYSTEMS ( АDS/GDS/PSSRS/ADSTS ) STATE DUMA OF THE RF FEDERAL ASSEMBLY MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF RUSSIA FEDERAL STATE STATISTICS SERVICE (ROSSTAT), MINISTRY FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FEDERAL AGENCY OF AIR TRANSPORT (ROSAVIATSIYA) OTHER FEDERAL EXECUTIVE AGENCIES INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANIZATION (ICAO) INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION (IATA) ATSS TRAINING AND PRACTICE CENTERS

11 General services of ATSS executive authority -TCH Development, updating and implementation of ATSS fundamental concepts, normative/technological and organizational/legal documents and training programs Accreditation of passenger sales Agencies and their sales locations, Internet points of sale and self-service kiosk (SSK) points of sale Elaboration of STD Forms outlays, approvable by ACCS; ensuring their registration with an authorized state agency; arrangement and holding of tenders among printers of CCS- TCH STD forms Ordering, secure custody, distribution, record and control over the availability and usage of CCS-TCH STD stock, allocation and control over the usage of CCS-TCH e-ticket quotas, investigation of STD losses, notification of carriers, airports and Accredited Agencies (hereinafter – «Agencies») about lost CCS-TCH STD forms Creation of unified legal environment intended for interaction among ATSS participants by means of model agreements stipulating mutual obligations of the parties, whose format and contents shall be approved by the ACCS Arrangements for Agency transportation sales issued on STD, including sales via the accredited Internet points of sale, credit cards sales, web-money sales, etc. Administering of Agencies and their sales locations rights related to transportation sales issued on STDs Collection, input and processing of Agency reports with STD audit coupons, cancelled/refunded tickets; generating and secure custody of documentary archive of Agency reports Collection, input and processing of agency sales reports including those generated under agency interactive reporting system

12 General services of ATSS executive authority (TCH) (continuation) Collection of the revenue; settlements with the Airlines; adjustment of indebtedness with Airlines for carriages sold against military traffic documents Support for ATSS participants for getting on-line access to the required information of TCH Information System as well as for message transmission facilities, exchange files and documents, including those with electronic signature Continuous control over Agencies operations incidental to passenger transportation sales issued on STDs and revenue settlement with Airlines; carrying out the audits of Agencies and their sales locations Reviewing and settling the claims raised by the ATSS participants Accreditation of Computerized Reservation Systems (CRS) operators and certification of Automated Ticketing Systems with the Settlement System Accreditation of training centres; arrangements for the training of aviation enterprises staff to be engaged in the Settlement System Providing the information interchange among the systems of settlement, reservation and sale, schedule and tariffs as well as among the participants and users of these systems Updating of Settlement System technologies in order to implement electronic interactive systems of Settlement System participants Notification of the ATSS participants about ongoing developments of the System through mass media and ATSS Website

13 Key services of TCH as ATSS executive authority for industry (the Russian Federation) Rendering of computerized system services for generating, coordination, adjustment and publishing of airline schedules, charges/fees/tariffs for aircraft ground handling, codification of objects, registration and publishing of fare information related to scheduled services Rendering of computerized system services for the collection and processing of statistics and financial reporting of airlines and airports; development and submission of analytical materials with respect to industrial statistics Analysis and coordination of computerized reservation systems updating Elaboration of industry regulatory documents drafts

14 Participants Participants: Airlines (carriers) concluded Passenger Services Sales and Settlement model agreements with TCH Accredited Agencies concluded model agreements with TCH on passenger sales issued on STDs and revenue settlement Transport Clearing House (ТCH) Partners: Russian Railways (RZD, OJSC) "Аeroexpress,LLC "АBC, LLC Vendors/Ancillary services providers Tour operators

15 LEGEND АDS/GDS– AIR (GLOBAL) DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS PSSRS– PASSENGER SALES SYSTEM FOR RAIL SERVICES ADSTS– AUTOMATED DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM FOR TOUR SERVICES "SPUTNIK" Scheme of contractual relations within ATSS TRANSPORT CLEARING HOUSE (TCH) AGENCIES-ATSS PARTICIPANTS DIRECT AGREEMENTS by Airlines discretion ACCREDITED WITH ATSS АDS/GDS/PSSRS/ADSTS PARTNERS (PROVIDERS, ETC.) ACCREDITED AGENCIES

16 Standard requirements to Airline joining the System The Airline: Files application for joining the settlement System Signs Airline Sales and Settlement model agreement with TCH for sales on STDs of ACCS-TCH Ensures access to its inventory in CRS via ADS/GDS accredited with ATSS Pays out TCH services in compliance with price-list approved by ACCS Note: – The Airline must be registered as a carrier in compliance with legislation of the country of registration and have got valid operators certificate – New entrant airline–participant of ATSS pays one-time joining fee – Obtains a code assigned by TCH Schedule and Tariffs Center (STC) (for airlines having no IATA code) – Downloads its schedules and fares in STC (for Russian airlines)

17 Airline application form for joining the Settlement System TCH mail address: 59, build. 1 Bolshaya Grouzinskaya str., Moscow, , Russia To: President of Transport Clearing House, JSC Airline name: ____________________ Address, phone, fax, SITA: _________ Flights operated by the Airline: _________ Types of aircraft used by the Airline: _________ Airline codes (ICAO, IATA, Settlement account): _________ Name of the Reservation System where the Airlines inventory should be loaded: _________ Hereby the Airline expressly agrees to adhere to the Rules effective in the Settlement System and agrees to sign Sales and Settlement Agreement for passenger sales on STDs of ACCS-TCH with TCH. On behalf of the Airline __________________________ Title __________________________ _ Signature Seal

18 Standard requirements to Agency joining the Settlement System Passenger Sales Agency: Files the set of application documents necessary for accreditation Delegates its experts to TCH for participation in appraisal procedure of submitted documents Delegates its experts to Agency Accreditation Panel meeting upon formal invitation thereto In case of Positive decision of Agency Accreditation Panel: Concludes Model Agreement and the Agreement on TCH Information System Subscriber Service with TCH Provides financial guarantees as stipulated for the agency Files application for obtaining STD forms and e-tickets quotas of ACCS-TCH pursuant to the technology set forth in "Manual for Ordering, Distribution, Record and Control over the use of STD forms and ACCS-TCH E-Ticket Quotas" and obtains STD forms and E-ticket quotas Obtains Agency Accreditation Certificate, TCH validators, access to the CRS/GDS/PSSRS/ADSTS accredited with ATSS Implements the rights to sell air services issued on ACCS-TCH STDs in accordance with accreditation rules and Modal Agreement

19 Certificate of accreditation – a pass to air transportation market in ATSS

20 Validator of accredited sales location SALES LOCATION COUNTRY CODE SALES LOCATION CODE PESRONAL NUMBER OF SALES OPERATOR SALES LOCATION CITY AGENCY NAME FIVE-CHARACTER AGENCY CODE AUTOMATED SALES LOCATION COUNTRY CODE SALES LOCATION CITY SALES LOCATION CODE FIVE-CHARACTER AGENCY CODE AGENCY NAME MANUAL

21 The map of accredited agencies and sales locations

22 CCS-TCH e-ticket (itinerary/receipt) on A4 paper Itinerary data Mandatory notices COMPUTER GENERATED NUMBER TICKET NUMBER :

23 AUDIT COUPON OF MANUAL TICKET FORM WITH TWO FLIGHT СOUPONS AUDIT COUPON OF AUTOMATED TICKET FORM WITH FOUR FLIGHT COUPONS STD forms of ACCS-TCH

24 Audit coupon of miscellaneous charges order (МСО)

25 ACCS-TCH e-ticket (OPTAT form)

26 Airline ET Servers (ETSs) Departure control systems (DCSs) ET Database TCH E-Ticketing Center … … … Check-in Boarding ET Issuance i nternet ADS/GDSs Airport Airline Reservation Systems 26 Check-in desks Technological scheme of E-ticketing and tracking of passenger transportation in ATSS ADS/GDS – AVIATION/GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

27 Electronic multipurpose document, EMD (passenger receipt) on A4 paper Itinerary data Mandatory notices COMPUTER GENERATED NUMBER EMD NUMBER :

28 EMD on MCO form

29 E-ticket (MCO) for sales of passenger rail services Booking number COMPUTER GENERATED NUMBER MCO NUMBER : 97A Booking information

30 IATA code 61 for STDs of CCS-TCH

31 HOW TCH SETTLES WITH ATSS CARRIERS TRANSPORTATION ACCOUNTING WITH EACH CARRIER NOTIFICATION OF EACH CARRIER (MULTILATERAL AGREEMENT WITH OPEN FARES) INTERLINE ACCOUNTING WITH ISSUING CARRIER NOTIFICATION OF ISSUING CARRIER ACCOUNTING CODE OF M2 AGREEMENT AIRLINE ACCOUNTING CODE OF ISSUING CARRIER ACCOUNTING CODE OF M1 AGREEMENT ACCOUNTING WITH EACH CARRIER NOTIFICATION OF EACH CARRIER (MULTILATERAL AGREEMENT WITH CLOSED FARES) М1 М2

32 Types of ATSS agreements on settlement for sold carriages INTERLINE Any interline agreement between Airlines in terms of АТА/IATA; accounting is based on three- digit code of Issuing airline which in its turn independently settles with other airlines participating in transportation pursuant to procedures established by IATA М1 AGREEMENT Multilateral agreement between TCH and Carriers with open fares. Carriage under this Agreement (99A code) shall be issued at fares established by airlines for each segment. CRS shall provide automated generation of connections and multiple transfer connections. TCH settles with each carrier participating in Agreement. М2 AGREEMENT Multilateral agreement between TCH, Carriers and hub Airport with closed fares. It is needless for Carriers to enter into interline agreements among themselves. Carriage under M2 Agreement (01C accounting code) is issued at through fare for city pair without indication of each segment fare. CRS shall provide automated generation of connections and multiple transfers. Participating carriers shall establish through fares in pairs for flights with connection point at hub airport. Hub airport shall arrange connection of Carriers flights participating in M2, and clearance of passengers and baggage through transit area. TCH settles with each carrier participating in Agreement, depending on the Carriers share of through fare.

33 Several interlining carriers. TCH settles with issuing carrier under its accounting code АА ВВ "АА" Airline Accounting Code MOSCOW (DME) BERLIN (SXF) ST.PETERSBURG (LED) Carriage

34 Several carriers participating in М1 agreement (accounting code 99А). TCH settles with each carrier ААВВ Fare ААFare ВВ MOSCOW (DME) BERLIN (SXF) ST.PETERSBURG (LED) Carriage

35 Several carriers participating in М2 agreement (accounting code 01с). TCH settles with each carrier depending on carrier share of through fare АА TYUMEN MOSCOW (DME) BERLIN (SXF) Carriage Published through fare ВВ

36 Schedule of information and cash flow from agencies to carriers via TCH

37 A T S S t o d a y: 90 scheduled (including over 40% of foreign airlines) Over 300 accredited agencies with approximately 7100 sales locations in 30 countries worldwide Approximately ticketing agents operating about terminals of authorized domestic and foreign CRS 28 accredited Training Centers, branches inclusive 6 corporate Training Centers accredited 15 accredited vendors/operators of CRS

38 A T S S t o d a y (continuation) Guaranteed timely remittance of full revenue to airlines Over 90% of transportation issued on CCS-TCH electronic/automated tickets; approximately 70 airlines and 100% of transportation sales agencies (311) participating in e-ticketing system Air services sales via ATSS accredited Internet POS (134), including SSK points of sales (177) Air services sales via aviation/global distribution systems (Sirena-Travel, Galileo, Sabre, Amadeus) Interactive reporting system for accredited agencies ATSS agencies performing sales of airport, hospitality and other ancillary (tourist) services via CRTS SPutnik on EMD stock ATSS agencies performing reservation and sales of rail services on the basis of Internet technologies and with the use of Electronic MCO (in cooperation with Russian Railways and Automated Control System Express-3) – PSSRS project ATSS agencies performing Internet reservation and sales of scheduled bus services on EMD Issuance and settlement performed in three currencies: Rubles, US Dollars and Euro Implementation of system for service payment by bank cards via Internet by virtue of secure e- commerce technologies (3D Secure) Implementation of electronic data interchange system for ATSS participants

39 ATSS enhancement Large-scale ATSS commercial operation of automated and e-ticketing technologies for passenger services by virtue of national computerized reservation systems and foreign GDSs Large-scale commercial operation of passengers services Internet sales technologies, self-service kiosks (cash machines) and other e-sales facilities within ATSS Expansion of functionalities of Agency Interactive Reporting System Enhancement of electronic interactive data interchange among ATSS participants, including interactive ATSS participants control over carriages/services sales Development of procedure for handling debit/credit memo between ATSS Airlines and Agencies in accordance with international settlement technologies Updating of normative and technological framework of E-ticketing system to enable passenger sales via GDS

40 ATSS enhancement (continuation) Implementation of ATSS ticket exchange rules via accredited CRS/GDS consistent with international technologies, updating of normative and technological regulations for ticketing on CCS-TCH STDs and agency reporting for exchanged tickets Implementation of ATSS procedure for issuance of CCS-TCH EMD via accredited CRS Development of web-money payment system for carriages/services in ATSS Development of Sales System for products of major world companies providing car rental, hospitality, and other tourism services incidental to air carriages Elaboration, enhancement, standardization and implementation of new normative and technological documents, training programs and standards for ATSS and other associated systems Development of tools for minimization of financial risks incidental to involuntary refunds in case of mass flight cancellations

41 ATSS development Development and implementation of sales system for combined and intermodal (air-rail, air-bus) passenger services

42 Functioning chart of air, rail and intermodal services, and ancillary services selling in ATSS АГЕНТСТВО AGENCY … … … Vendors & Service Providers Distribution Systems ATSS Accredited Agency Network Airlines Russian Railways Ancillary Services Business/VIP lounges Fast Track Taxi (including to/from airport) Parking reservation Car rental Hotel accommodation Commuter rail services Car services Water transport services Entertainments (cinema, theatre, shows) Training and proficiency enhancement Conferences and forums Excursions Restaurants Parks and attractions ADS/GDS PSSRS ADSTS "SPutnik" TCH ETC UNIVERSAL SALES TERMINAL FOR INTERMODAL AND OTHER SERVICES console

43 Chart of bus services selling in ATSS BUS STATION AWS Inventory control Inventory control terminal Bus station database server AWS Bus station ticketing office Service record terminal TCH network of accredited agencies. Over 7000 points of sales EMD registration Ticketing of EMD for bus transportation Bus ticket Quota Control Bus station ticketing offices Ticketing of EMD for bus transportation Payment terminals

44 Electronic data interchange and interactive reporting Systems for electronic data interchange CRS (accredited with ATSS) TCH Авиакомпании Airlines Report Airlines, Accredited agencies ATSS System for Electronic Data Interchange ETC/ATC Schedule & Tariffs Centre IS Statistika

45 Thank you for attention! Welcome to the ATSS!


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