JetBlue Becomes ARC Participating Carrier
Airline joins record number of ARC participants to capture travel agent distribution channel
, VA | ARC reports today that JetBlue Airways (B6) has signed on to be an ARC-participating carrier with sales beginning in 2010. In doing so, they join an all-time record number of airlines that are leveraging ARC's settlement and technology solutions to broaden their ticket distribution.
ARC's Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Customer Care, Mike Premo, adds that "We are delighted to see a carrier as important as JetBlue create an eticket solution that permits them to take full advantage of the world's single largest travel agency market. At the same time, ARC's more than 18,000 accredited travel agencies gain significant and valuable carrier content."
About ARC - ARC is a technology solutions company providing transaction settlement and data information services.
Airlines, travel agencies, corporate travel departments, railroads, and other travel suppliers process up to $80 billion annually through ARC's world-class settlement system, making it the financial backbone of travel distribution. ARC COMPASS®, the leading, trusted source for travel transaction information, powers data and analytical tools that help ARC customers make confident business decisions. For more information, please visit www.arccorp.com.
About JetBlue | JetBlue Airways has created a new airline category based on value, service and style. In 2009, the carrier ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Low-Cost Carriers in North America" by J.D. Power and Associates, a customer satisfaction recognition received for the fifth year in a row. Known for its sincere, personal service and free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue is now pleased to offer customers Lots of Legroom and super-spacious Even More Legroom seats. JetBlue introduced complimentary in-flight e-mail and instant messaging services on aircraft "BetaBlue," a first among U.S. domestic airlines. JetBlue is also America's first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit www.jetblue.com/promise for details. JetBlue currently serves 56 cities with 650 daily flights. New service to Baltimore begins on September 9. The airline also intends to commence service to Barbados (October 1); Saint Lucia (October 26); and Kingston, Jamaica (October 30). With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all travel is ticketless, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JET-BLUE (1-800-538-2583), TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530 or visit www.jetblue.com.