Airlines Reporting Corporation, also known as ARC, is an airline-owned company offering travel products and services, ticket distribution and settlement through a variety of channels in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. ARC began by operating the Area Settlement Plan, a clearinghouse operation established in 1964 by the Air Transport Association. With deregulation of the airline industry, ASP functions separated from ATA and were incorporated in 1984 as Airlines Reporting Corporation. As the Travel industry steadily became more information-driven, ARC added business intelligence and consulting, data warehousing and analytics to its service portfolio. The company provides ticket distribution, reporting and settlement services for more than 130 carriers and more than 30,000 ARC-accredited travel agency locations and corporate travel departments.