​​Transportation is the main accounting and settling unit within Air Transport Settlement System (ATSS).

The receiver of monies for transportation sold on CCS-TCH STDs is a responsible carrier identified within ATSS by a unique accounting code.

Settlement with airlines for transportation sold on CCS-TCH STDs may be effected under the following schemes:

  • For issuance of transportation performed by one ATSS participating airline, accounting code of this airline (i.e. responsible carrier) must be specified. Sold transportation is settled with the responsible carrier.
  • For issuance of transportation performed by several airlines under Interline Agreement, accounting code of ATSS participating carrier (responsible carrier) must be specified. The responsible carrier is determined by Interline Agreement or, if such agreement has no rules to this effect, accounting code of the first ATSS participating carrier on the itinerary must be specified. Sold transportation is settled with the responsible carrier.
  • Transportation performed by several ATSS participating airlines under Multilateral Agreement M2 (Multilateral Interline “Closed Fare”) is issued at through fare established for several segments, only. In this case, TCH settles the sold transportation with each ATSS carrier participating in such transportation.
  • Transportation performed by several ATSS participating airlines under Multilateral Agreement M1 (Multilateral Interline “Open Fare”) is issued at fares established for transportation segments only. TCH settles the sold transportation with each ATSS carrier participating in such transportation.

TCH develops transportation sales reports for carriers in RF RUB, USD or EUR.

On the basis of sales results for the reporting ten-day period,  TCH shall submit to airlines relevant data in pursuance of “Standard of Exchange Files for Carriers” and/or the HOT-file matching Standard "CRS. Data Structure of Agency Sales Archive File".

Moreover, settlement with airlines is possible in various currencies.

Under direct agreement between Airline and Agency, settlement is effected in pursuance of terms and conditions thereof (bypassing or via TCH). Transportation issued under Multilateral Agreement M2 are not covered by direct agreements.

Possible claims are handled via TCH Connect by way of ADM/ACM. ADM/ACM forms used within ATSS comply with international standard administrative ADM/ACM forms.

2016 Reporting schedule is developed in the form of Schedule #5 to Annex #3 to Model Agreement On Sales and Settlement Related to Air Services Issued on CCS-TCH STDs and E-Tickets.