2 The Russian Federation (48) Airlines from the following countries participate in Air Transport Settlement System*:The Russian Federation (48)Austria (1)Azerbaijan (1)Armenia (1)Belarus (1)Greece (2)Georgia (1)Egypt (1)Israel (1)Kazakhstan (2)Kirgizia (5)Tajikistan (4)Latvia (1)Moldova (1)UAE (3)Turkmenistan (1)Turkey (3)Ukraine (4)Uzbekistan (1)Germany (2)Finland (1)South Korea (1)* number of airlines is shown in brackets as of February 2015
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: 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 CommitteeWithin extremely short period – ONE YEARBy analogy to ARC (USA) and BSP (IATA)
5 Purpose and scopeRendering 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 scopeFacilitation of the procedures related to passenger transportation sales, standardization of technologies, reporting and settlement for the benefited revenue among the System participantsEnsuring control over the funds flow from the Accredited Agencies to the AirlinesReduction of Airlines’ costs intended for the maintenance of their own network of passenger transportation salesReduction of settlement periods between the Airlines and their contracting partiesNotification of the Airlines about the availability and spending volume of revenueReduction 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 settlement services are rendered by ARC (Airline Reporting Corporation).BSP (Billing and Settlement Plan) established by analogy to ASP (USA) is being implemented since 1971 under control of IATA (International Air Transport Association).ATSS (Air Transport Settlement System) operates under control of ACCS (Airline Control Council of Settlement) since Since 1994 ATSS services are rendered by TCH (Transport Clearing House) established by major airlines of Russia and CIS countries as a Joint Stock Company.
8 A T S S T o d a y:93 scheduled (including over 40% of foreign airlines)399 accredited agencies with over 6,000 sales locations in 24 countries worldwideOver 30,000 ticketing agents operating about 20,000 terminals of authorized domestic and foreign CRSs26 accredited Training Centers, branches inclusive10 accredited Practice Centers10 accredited CRS operatorsGuaranteed timely remittance of full revenue to airlines99.9% of transportation issued on CCS-TCH electronic ticketsAir services sales via 233 ATSS accredited Internet points of sales (POS)Air services sales via aviation/global distribution systems (Sirena-Travel, Galileo/Travelport, Sabre, Amadeus)
9 ATSS Today (continuation) ATSS agencies sell hotel and other ancillary services on CCS-TCH e-documents via Computerized Distribution Systems for Ancillary Services (CDSAS), ADS «Sirena-Travel» and other integrated CRSsATSS agencies reserve and sell rail transportation on CCS-TCH e-documents via System for Reservation and Sales of Passenger Rail Services and ADS «Sirena-Travel» (in cooperation with Automated Management System «Express-3» of Russian Railways, JSC ) on Internet technology platformReporting can be generated in three currencies, i.e. Ruble, Dollar or Euro.Interactive Reporting System for ATSS accredited agencies is implemented and runningBank card system for transportation payment via the Internet on the platform of secure e-commerce (3D-Secure) is implemented and runningSystem of Electronic Interchange for ATSS participants is implemented and runningElectronic document control flow among ATSS participants is implemented and runningATSS employs issuance procedure for CCS-TCH EMD via accredited CRSsATSS employs issuance procedure for МСО for excess baggage, surcharge baggage and declared value baggageATSS runs Information Support System for Ticket Agents (ISTOK) designed on web platformATSS employs ticket exchange rules via accredited CRS/GDS in accordance with streamline international technologies
10 LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITIES ATSS GovernanceLEGISLATIVE AUTHORITIESConference 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 AUTHORITYTransport Clearing House (TCH)
11 ATSS Participants and TCH Partners Airlines (carriers) signing Model Agreements with TCH for sales and settlement related to air services issued on CCS-TCH STDs and e-ticketsAccredited Agencies signing Model Agreements with TCH for air transportation sales for carriers’ flightsTransport Clearing House (ТCH)Partners:Russian Railways (RZD, OJSC)"Аeroexpress“, LLCProviders/Suppliers of ancillary servicesTour operators
12 ATSS Governance Structure (approved by the 6th Conference of Settlement System Participants as of )CONFERENCE OF SETTLEMENT SYSTEM PARTICIPANTSACCS PRESIDIUMAIRLINE CONTROL COUNCIL OF SETTLEMENT (ACCS)15ACCS CARRIER COMMITTEEACCS AGENCY COMMITTEETRANSPORT CLEARING HOUSEExecutive authorityLegislative authoritiesPRESIDIUM OF ACCS CARRIER COMMITTEEPRESIDIUM OF ACCS AGENCY COMMITTEE353070* Number of members is circled
13 Interaction of ATSS executive authority (TCH) with participants and other entities TRANSPORTCLEARINGHOUSE(TCH)RESOLUTIONS,APPROVED DOCUMENTSELABORATION OF ANALYTICAL MATERIALS, DRAFTSOF REGULATORY DOCUMENTSACCS PRESIDIUMACCSACCS CARRIER AND AGENCY COMMITTEESPAYMENT ORDERSPAYMENT FOR SERVICES FROM AIRLINE REVENUES UNDER AIRLINE INSTRUCTIONSAGENCIESand companies of other means of transportProviders of ancillary servicesAIRLINESOther entitiesATCFUELAIRPORTSREVENUE LESS AGENCY COMMISSION AND TCH SERVICE CHARGEREVENUE DATA, RECONCILIATION STATEMENTS,HOT FILESSALES UNDER DIRECT AGREEMENTSREVENUES, PENALTIES, DEPOSITSREMITTANCE DATA FILEAUTHORIZED BANKSATSS HINGE ACCOUNTREVENUE REMITTANCE INSTRUCTIONSORDER AND PAYMENT OF STDsADMINISTRATION OF AGENCY RIGHTS TO SELL SERVICES ON STDs of ACCS-TCHRET FILESSECURITY PRINTERSSTANDARD TRAFFIC DOCUMENTSSCHEDULE AND TARIFFS CENTRE (STC)INDUSTRY STATISTICSReporting Processing Centre (RPC)CONTROL,RECON-CILIATION STATEMENTSSALES REPORTSE-TICKETING CENTRE (ETC)STD FORMS AND QUOTAS ОF ELECTRONIC TICKETS OF CCS-TCHCOMPUTERIZEDRESERVATION SYSTEMS(АDS/GDS/PSSRS/CDSAS)STATE DUMA OF THE RF FEDERAL ASSEMBLYMINISTRY OF TRANSPORT OF RUSSIAFEDERAL STATE STATISTICS SERVICE (ROSSTAT),MINISTRY FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTFEDERAL AGENCY OF AIR TRANSPORT (ROSAVIATSIYA)OTHER FEDERAL EXECUTIVE AGENCIESINTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANIZATION (ICAO)INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION (IATA)ATSS TRAINING AND PRACTICE CENTERS
14 General Services of ATSS Executive Authority -TCH Arrangement and administration of sales:Development, updating and implementation of ATSS fundamental concepts, regulatory and organizational/legal documents and training programsAccreditation of passenger sales agencies, sales locations and internet points of saleAccreditation of agents selling railway transportation and ancillary servicesElaboration 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 formsOrdering, 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 formsCreation of common legal field 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 ACCS
15 General Services of ATSS Executive Authority (TCH) (continuation) Arrangements for Agency passenger air transportation sales issued on STD, including sales via accredited Internet points of sale, credit cards sales, web-money sales, etc.Arrangements for sales of railway transportation and ancillary services issued on CCS-TCH STDsAdministering of Agencies’ and their sales locations’ rights related to sales of passenger air transportation, railway transportation and ancillary services issued on CCS-TCH STDsCollection, input and processing of Agency reports with STD audit coupons, cancelled/refunded tickets; generating and secure custody of documentary archive of Agency reportsCollection of revenue; settlements with Airlines and providers of ancillary services; debt settlement with Airlines for carriages sold against military traffic documentsContinuous control over Agencies’ passenger transportation sales issued on STDs and revenue settlement with Airlines; audit arrangement for Agencies and their sales locations
16 General Services of ATSS Executive Authority (TCH) (continuation) Accreditation of Computerized Reservation Systems (CRS) operators and certification of Automated Ticketing Systems within the Settlement SystemAccreditation of Computerized Distribution Systems for Ancillary Services (CDSAS) operators within the Settlement SystemAccreditation of training centres; training of aviation enterprises’ staff to be engaged in the Settlement SystemDrafting of project solutions and standards (norms & regulations) to upgrade and develop production process in the Settlement System
17 General Services of ATSS Executive Authority (TCH) (continuation) Information support services:Information support services for prompt access of ATSS participants to essential data, message transmission, exchange files/documents handling, including documents signed with EDSSupport for information exchange for the systems of settlement, reservation & sale, schedule & tariff as well as for participants and operators of these systemsUpdating ATSS participants about day-to-day ATSS activities in mass media and via ATSS websiteUpgrading of ATSS e-system technologies for interactive interchange among ATSS participantsSystem of Interactive Interchange (SII) is designated for:- Claims management;- Submission of e-applications, etc.
18 Milestones of TCH – ATSS Executive Body for Industry Benefit (Russian Federation) Services of computerized systems designated for development, coordination, updating and publication of aircraft timetable, charges & fees for aircraft ground handling, object codifying, registration and display of fare data associated with scheduled air transportation.Services of computerized collection and processing of airline and airport statistical/financial reporting, development and delivering of analytical records associated with industry statistics.Evaluation and coordination of activities essential to upgrade national computerized systems for transportation reservation.Involvement in drafts of industry regulatory and legal documents.
19 Scheme of ATSS Contractual Relations TRANSPORT CLEARING HOUSE(TCH)ATSS PARTICIPATING AIRLINESDIRECT AGREEMENTSat Airline’s choiceАDS/GDS/PSSRS/CDSASACCREDITED WITH ATSSPARTNERS (PROVIDERS, ETC.)ACCREDITED AGENCIESLEGENDАDS/GDS – AVIATION (GLOBAL) DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMSPSSRS – PASSENGER SALES SYSTEM FOR RAIL SERVICESCDSAS – COMPUTERIZED DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM FOR ANCILLARY SERVICES
20 Standard requirements to Airline joining the System The Airline:Files application for joining the Settlement SystemSigns model agreement with TCH on sales and settlement related to air services issued on CCS-TCH STDs and e-ticketsEnsures access to its inventory in CRS via ADS/GDS accredited with ATSSPays for TCH services in compliance with price-list approved by ACCSNote:The Airline must be registered as a carrier in compliance with legislation of the country of registration and have got valid operator’s certificate and license to operate scheduled flightsNew entrant airline–participant of ATSS pays a fee for System developmentObtains a code assigned by TCH Schedule and Tariffs Centre (STC) (for airlines without IATA code)Uploads its schedules and fares in STC (for Russian airlines)
21 Airline application form for joining the Settlement System TCH mail address:59, build. 1 Bolshaya Grouzinskaya str., Moscow, , RussiaTo: President of Transport Clearing House, PJSCAirline name: ____________________Address, phone, fax, SITA: _________Flights operated by the Airline: _________Types of aircraft used by the Airline: _________Airline codes (ICAO/IATA designators, Accounting Code, STC Code): _________Name of the Reservation System where the Airline intends to hold its inventory: _________Hereby the Airline agrees with the Rules effective in the Settlement System with intention to sign with TCH Agreement on Sales and Settlement Related to Air Services Issued on CCS-TCH STDs and E-Tickets.On behalf of the Airline__________________________Title__________________________ _SignatureSeal
22 Standard requirements to Agency joining the Settlement System Passenger Sales Agency:Files the set of application documents necessary for accreditation of Agency, its Sales Locations and Internet Points of SaleDelegates its experts to TCH for participation in appraisal procedure of submitted documents and amends them in accordance to recommendationsDelegates its experts to Agency Accreditation Panel meeting upon formal invitation theretoIn case of Positive decision of Agency Accreditation Panel:Concludes Model Agreement and the Agreement on TCH Information System Subscriber Service with TCHProvides financial guarantees as stipulated for the agencySigns Agreement with CRS on access to airline seat inventoryFiles application for defining new technological addresses of terminals (TAT) in CRS and application for ticketing agents registrationFiles application for obtaining CCS-TCH STD forms and e-tickets quotas pursuant to the technology set forth in "Manual for Ordering, Distribution, Record and Control over the use of STD forms and CCS-TCH E-Ticket Quotas" and obtains STD forms and E-ticket quotasObtains Agency Accreditation Certificate, TCH validators, access to the CRS/GDS/PSSRS/CDSAS accredited within ATSSImplements the rights to sell air services issued on CCS-TCH STDs in accordance with accreditation rules and Model Agreement
23 Certificate of Accreditation – a pass to air transportation market in ATSS
24 Validator of accredited sales location (Roman font) SALES LOCATION COUNTRY CODESALES LOCATION CODEID NUMBER OF TICKETING AGENTSALES LOCATION CITYAGENCY NAMEFIVE-CHARACTER AGENCY CODEAUTOMATEDMANUALSUPER-AVIAMOSCOW RU19MOV TCH19MOV TCHSUPER-AVIAMOSCOW RU
25 The map of accredited agencies and sales locations
26 Technological Flow Chart of E-ticketing and tracking of passenger transportation in ATSS AirlineET Servers(ETSs)Departurecontrolsystems(DCSs)ETDatabaseTCHE-TicketingCentre…Check-inBoardingET IssuanceInternetADS/GDS*AirportReservationSystems26Check-in desks*ADS/GDS – AVIATION/GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
27 CCS-TCH e-ticket (itinerary/receipt) on A4 paper TICKET NUMBER:COMPUTER GENERATED NUMBERTravel dataMandatory notices
28 Electronic Multipurpose Document (EMD) (Passenger Receipt) on A4 paper EMD NUMBER :COMPUTER GENERATED NUMBERTravel dataMandatory notices
30 Electronic Ticket for Railway Transportation Audit couponBoarding Coupon
31 HOW TCH SETTLES WITH ATSS CARRIERS TRANSPORTATIONSETTLEMENT WITHEACH CARRIERNOTIFICATION OF(MULTILATERAL AGREEMENT WITH OPEN FARES)INTERLINEACCOUNTING WITH RESPONSIBLE CARRIERNOTIFICATION OF RESPONSIBLE CARRIERACCOUNTING CODE OF M2 AGREEMENTACCOUNTING CODE OF RESPONSIBLE CARRIERACCOUNTING CODE OF M1 AGREEMENT(MULTILATERAL AGREEMENT WITH CLOSED FARES)М1М2
32 Various ATSS Settlement Agreements for Sold Transportation INTERLINEWhen transportation is operated by several airlines under interline agreement, accounting code of ATSS participating airline (responsible carrier) should be shown at the time of transportation issuance. The rule to choose responsible carrier for transportation issuance is determined in the airline interline agreement, or alternatively (where the interline agreement lacks such rule), accounting code of the first ATSS-member airline in the travel itinerary should be shown. Sold transportation is settled with the responsible carrier.М1 AGREEMENTTransportation operated by several ATSS-member airlines under М1 Multilateral Agreement (multilateral interline - "Open fare") is issued only at fares applied for relative travel segment. TCH settles sold transportation with each airline participating in the transportation.М2 AGREEMENTTransportation operated by several ATSS-member airlines under М2 Multilateral Agreement (multilateral interline - "Closed fare") is issued only at through fare applied for several segments. TCH settles sold transportation with each airline participating in transportation on the basis of carrier’s share in fare.
33 "АА" Airline Accounting Code Several interlining carriers. TCH settles with responsible carrier under its accounting codeААВВ"АА" Airline Accounting CodeMOSCOW(DME)BERLIN(SXF)ST.PETERSBURG(LED)Carriage
34 Several carriers participating in М1 agreement (accounting code 99А) Several carriers participating in М1 agreement (accounting code 99А). TCH settles with each carrierААВВFare ААFare ВВOMSK(OMS)MOSCOW(DME)BERLIN(SXF)Carriage
35 Issuance of CCS-TCH E-ticket under М2 ET Pattern Ticket number with CC carrier accounting codeTICKET NUMBER:BOOKING REF: /1НSingle PNR numberAgreement code/code of automated transferTOUR CODE: 01CCode of special through fare to build transfer services via hubЕЕDМETHROUGH FARE FOR ROUTE VOZFRA WITH TICKETS /NotificationReflection of single through fareVOZ BB MOW AA FRA400.00Value of single through fare applied for transfer routeТАРИФ: EUR0.00Carriage by CC Airline
36 Issuance of CCS-TCH E-ticket under М2 ET Pattern Ticket number with ВВ carrier accounting codeTICKET NUMBER:Single PNR numberBOOKING REF: /1НAgreement code/code of automated transfer connectionTOUR CODE: 01CCode of special through fare to build transfer services via hubЕЕDМETHROUGH FARE FOR ROUTE VOZFRA WITH TICKETS /NotificationVOZ BB MOW CC FRA400.00Reflection of single through fareZero value for second ticket (value of single fare reflected on first ticket)Fare: EUR300.00Carriage by BB
37 E-ticketing technology development in ATSS ATSS enhancementE-ticketing technology development in ATSSExtended payment options for transportation via the Internet, self-service kiosks (cash machines) and other e-sales facilities, e-money inclusiveSII development within ATSSSecure sales facilitationUpgrading of e-ticketing regulatory and technological platform enabling passenger air transportation sales via GDSsDevelopment of ancillary services sales within ATSS (hotel, airport and transfer services, et al), expanded service portfolio and engagement of new providersATSS development in the field of interaction with carriers, accredited agencies and other entities; elaboration, updating, standardization and implementation of new regulatory and technological documents, training courses and ATSS standards
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