Agency Accreditation

POS (Point of Sale) Accreditation

IPOS (Internet Point of Sale) Accreditation​

To sell transportation and ancillary services (hereinafter referred to as the “transportation/ancillary services”) on the ATSS e-tickets and ATSS e-documents (hereinafter referred to as the “ATSS Stock”), an Agency is required to undergo an accreditation process in the Air Transport Settlement System (ATSS).

ATSS accreditation enables the Agency to:

  • Obtain access to the sale of transportation/ancillary services of ATSS members and partners on the ATSS Stock within the frameworks of model agreements, technologies and procedures;
  • Administer its sales in a real time mode using a provided interactive interface;
  • Use standard reports for accounting and management purposes. Make settlement of all sales using the Agency's single asset;
  • Become an ATSS fully entitled member and be elected to the Control Council of Settlement (CCS) Agency Committee, the administrative authority which supports the current operations and development of the ATSS. 

Please email your questions concerning accreditation at info@tch.ru for the attention of a Chairman of the Agency Accreditation Panel.

 

Agency Accreditation

The ATSS Agency Accreditation Rules are the normative and technological regulations related to the policy, procedures, and conditions of the accreditation of agency, point of sale (POS), and internet point of sale (IPOS) in the ATSS.

A legal entity or an individual entrepreneur (hereinafter referred to as the Agency), a RF resident or a non-RF resident who is selling transportation/ancillary services on the ATSS Stock or intends to do so, and meets to the below criteria is eligible to ATSS accreditation:

  • The Agency must have no outstanding debts to the ATSS members, and a person acting as CEO or shareholder (stakeholder) of the Agency must not be (have not been) a CEO or shareholder (stakeholder) of an organisation having outstanding debts to the ATSS members;
  • The Agencies has to provide TCH with financial security to cover their settlement obligations in accordance with the Calculation Method and Types of Financial Security (in Russian);
  • The Agency's personnel must be familiar with the ATSS regulatory, technological and information documents related to the sale of transportation/ancillary services. The Agency must have no less than one ticketing agent trained to sell transportation/ancillary services under the training programmes approved by TCH (if applicable);
  • The Agency and its POS(s) must be duly equipped to enable booking, payment and issue of transportation/ancillary services on the ATSS Stock;
  • In order to undergo the ATSS accreditation, the Agency must submit a full set of application documents to TCH in accordance with the "ATSS Agency Accreditation Rules" and make a corresponding payment in accordance with the Price List in effect on the date of application (excerpt from the Price List approved by TCH President of 28.11.2018, in Russian).

The application documents for accreditation shall be sent to TCH:

  • by email at info@tch.ru as scanned copies;
  • to TCH's head office at 123056, Moscow, B. Grouzinskaya Str., 59/1 for legal entities registered in a foreign country;
  • also we provide the functionality that allows to apply a set of documents via TCH’s website. In order to apply, please fill in the Application Form for temporary registration in order to undergo ATSS accreditation (Application Form Guidelines, in Russian).

After the application documents have been reviewed, comments (if any) have been addressed and TCH's invoice for accreditation services has been paid, the documents shall proceed to the Agency Accreditation Panel.

The Agency Accreditation Panel carries out ATSS accreditation.

After the receipt of an ATSS accreditation notice from TCH, in order to proceed with the sale of transportation/ancillary services on the ATSS Stock under its personal code, the Agency shalll:

  • sign Model Agreement For Transportation And Services Sale with TCH;
  • get access to My Account on TCH's website and to an email address registered in the Mail System of TCH (TCH MS), and to pay against TCH's invoice for the My Account and TCH MS services;
  • send the application documents for accreditation of POS, IPOS, TSSK (transaction self-service kiosk) at info@tch.ru, pay against TCH's invoice for POS, IPOS, TSSK accreditation;
  • sign an agreement for connection to CRS (ADS) with a CRS (ADS) Operator or get access to the web-system Klever, and configure the respective settings of software, and describe credentials;
  • submit Applications for Registration of Ticketing Agents and Terminals;
  • form a financial security in accordance with the information received from TCH about TCH settlement procedure, the approved type of security, and a person (entity) that secures the Agency's obligations.

The accreditation procedure results in granting the right to sell transportation/ancillary services on the ATSS Stock.

TCH shall:

  • assign the reference codes to accredited agency, POS, IPOS, TSSK for identification in the ATSS;
  • issue the ATSS Accreditation Certificate (in paper and/or electronic format) to accredited agency, POS, IPOS, TSSK. 

The Agency must inform TCH of any changes to the Agency's Profile and submit the supporting documents to TCH when such changes are subject to registration as per applicable laws.

The Agency, its POS(s), IPOS(s), TSSK(s) must all the time comply with the ATSS normative and technological regulations.

TCH controls the operations of accredited Agency, its POS(s), IPOS(s), TSSK(s) to ensure their compliance with the ATSS normative and technological regulations.

 

POS (Point of Sale) Accreditation

An accredited agency must have minimum one accredited point of sale (POS).

The Agency is not entitled to sell transportation/ancillary services on the ATSS Stock at non-accredited POS.

The documents for POS accreditation have to be sent to TCH:

  • by email at info@tch.ru as scanned copies;
  • through My Account of the Agency on TCH's website. Section "Organisation of sale / ATSS accreditation".

The documents necessary for POS accreditation:

 

IPOS (Internet Point of Sale) Accreditation

An Internet point of sale is eligible to accreditation only if there is an accredited point of sale.

The documents for POS accreditation (to be emailed at info@tch.ru as scanned copies):

  • Application;
  • Documents confirming accredited agency's/subagent's right to administer, use a domain name to sell transportation/ancillary services on the ATSS Stock. The right to use the domain name shall be valid throughout the entire period of IPOS accreditation.

The ATSS accreditation shall be carried out only after an IPOS had passed the process of checking its compliance with the ATSS normative and technological regulations and standards related to the organisation of the sale of transportation/ancillary services on the ATSS Stock through an internet point of sale (website content, smooth operation of website engine and payment gateway, interaction with CRS (ADS), etc.).

Contacts

Please contact the Accreditation Department at +7 (495) 660-19-78 (80) or info@tch.ru, oaa@tch.ru.