Air transportation under Multilateral Interline Agreement M2 means an air carriage issued at through fare established for several travel segments while fares on travel segments operated by different carriers are not shown.

M2 agreement is intended to create an extensive network of connection routes via airports where through fares and special service technologies are applied for transfer passengers and baggage.

TCH settles sold transfer transportation with each airline as per its share in the fare. Settlement is made in the secured, full and timely manner under  TCH-Airline Model Agreement on a ten-day basis, whereby each airline receives relevant sales reports.

The below conditions govern E-ticketing  for transfer transportation under M2 Agreement:

A separate e-ticket with the accounting code of airline operating the corresponding segment is issued for each travel segment.

Single PNR is used for transfer transportation.

Every e-ticket bears M2 attribute code assigned at the time of agreement signing.

Reference information on fares contains special through fare, while airline shares in the through fare are not shown.

E-ticket notice contains the whole itinerary and numbers of e-tickets for all travel segments.

The first e-ticket on the itinerary contains through fare value, while the subsequent e-tickets have “0” fare value.

Every e-ticket shows information related to charges, fees and taxes corresponding to the segment. This data is submitted to airline ETS in accordance with ET accounting code.

Every e-ticket included in data package sent by TCH to airlines, reflects the value as per airline share in the through fare applied. Settlement for transportation is performed with each airline in accordance with accounting codes relevant to their shares in the fare.

M2 Participants

Scheme 1:

M2 Participants are Airlines signed TCH-Airline Model Agreement “On Sales and Settlement Related to Air Services Issued on CCS-TCH STDs and E-Tickets” and operating flights to Airport; TCH and Airport.  

Airport’s functions

Airport acts as Administrator under M2 agreement and is authorized to:

  • arrange transfer connections between airlines;
  • create, file and upload in ADS Sirena-Travel passenger through fares established by M2 participating airlines and standard Fare Application Rules (FAR);
  • upload information on through passenger fares and fare proration data among airlines, operating air carriage on travel segments, in TCH Information System (IS) via TCH Connect Administrator Desktop;
  • support the routines for transfer passengers and baggage handling.

Filing and upload of through fares in ADS Sirena-Travel is performed via online fare information registration system - TAR-LINE.

Procedures for connection to TCH Connect Administrator Desktop - see here.

Current M2 participating airports:

  • Domodedovo Airport (Moscow);
  • Vnukovo Airport (Moscow);
  • Koltsovo Airport (Ekaterinburg);
  • Tolmatchevo Airport (Novosibirsk);
  • Yemelyanovo (Krasnoyarsk);
  • Irkutsk;
  • Kurumoch (Samara);
  • Pulkovo (Saint Petersburg). 

The main function of TCH under this scheme is providing timely revenue remittance to airlines participating in M2 transportation.

Participants are required to sign Multilateral Agreement governing the terms of their cooperation, as well as Additional Agreement to TCH-Airline Model Agreement.

Scheme 2

M2 Participants are Airlines, which signed TCH-Airline Model Agreement “On Sales and Settlement Related to Air Services Issued on CCS-TCH STDS and E-Tickets” and Transport Clearing House.

The function of TCH under this scheme is timely revenue remittance to airlines participating in M2 transportation.

Transfer connections are arranged by airlines conjointly. Herewith, one of M2 participating airlines operates as Administrator monitoring the creation of fares and transfer connections and uploading of relevant data in ADS Sirena-Travel.

Administrator uploads information on through passenger fares and fare proration data among airlines, operating air carriage on travel segments, in TCH Information System (IS) via TCH Connect Administrator Desktop.

Procedures for connection to TCH Connect Administrator Desktop - see here.

Participants are required to sign agreement governing the terms of their cooperation.

M2 benefits for airline

  • enhanced transfer passenger flow received without extra costs via accredited agency network;
  • opportunity to join Multilateral Agreement (Hub-technology with airport participation) or Trilateral Airline-Airline-TCH Agreement;
  • opportunity to build a route network customized for a particular airport and develop Hub-Airport;
  • no need to conclude and support an interline agreement;
  • reduced timeframe for revenue receipt as compared to interline agreements;
  • secured, full and timely revenue remittance;
  • simplified routine for connections/transfers creation in CRS.

Contacts

TCH Customer Relations and Contracts Department

Phone: +7 (495) 788-12-23
E-mail: do@tch.ru