In ATSS (Air Transport Settlement System), a transportation represents a basic accounting and settlement unit.

A recipient of money for a transportation sold on ATSS STD is an issuing carrier, which is identified in the Settlement System by a unique accounting code.

In case of transportation sold on ATSS STDs, the following settlement options are available:

  • When a transportation is carried out by one ATSS participating airline – at the time of issuing the transportation, it is necessary to specify an accounting code of that airline (the issuing carrier). Settlement of sold transportation is made with the issuing carrier.
  • When a transportation is carried out by more than one airline under an interline agreement - at the time of issuing the transportation, it is necessary to specify an accounting code of an ATSS participating airline (the issuing carrier). The issuing carrier is defined under an interline agreement, or if there is no respective rule in the interline agreement, it is necessary to specify an accounting code of the first ATSS participating airline on the route. Settlement of sold transportation is made with the issuing carrier.
  • A transportation carried out by more than one ATSS participating airline under a Multilateral Agreement M2 (Multilateral Interline 'Confidential Fare') is issued only at a through fare established for multiple segments. TCH settles sold transportation with each airline participating in such transportation.
  • A transportation carried out by more than one ATSS participating airline under a Multilateral Agreement M1 (Multilateral Interline 'Open Fare') is issued only at fares established for travel segments. TCH settles sold transportation with each airline participating in such transportation.

TCH reports to carriers for sold transportation in RUB, USD or EUR.

Based on sales results in a reporting ten-day period, TCH informs airlines thereof following 'Standard of Exchange Files for Carriers' and/or provides a HOT-file matching the 'CRS. Data Structure of Agency Sales Archive File' standard.

Settlement with airlines can be made in various currencies as well.

In case of a direct agreement between an airline and agency, settlement is made under the terms&conditions of that direct agreement (via TCH or not via TCH).

Claims are handled via TCH in 'My Account'. In this case, ADM/ACM forms complaint with international Standard Administrative Forms (SAF) are used.

Reporting Schedule-2022 under the Model Agreement on Arrangement of Transportation Sale.