Airline Central Billing
The IATA Settlement System (ISS) charging model centralizes part of the billing for airlines on a variety of services.
On this page, you will find essential information for airlines regarding the operational functioning of Airline Central Billing covering the following areas:
- Central & Regional Management Fees:
These are a set monthly charge, recalculated each year based on the approved charging formula, for the fixed and semi-fixed costs for each of the BSP Regional Offices as well as the Head Office.
- Core Processing (SCUs):
Core processing of Standard Charging Units (SCU) covers the electronic processing of the agents and airlines activity record and its incorporation into an electronic standard billing output. Core services does not include manual activities such as data entry, sorting of documents and manual reporting but include provision of daily HOTs, daily credit card processing and other outputs and statistics as may be required from time to time by BSP and CASS participants.
- Additional Services:
Any additional reports and services provided outside of the core processing services and charged to BSP and CASS participants on a monthly basis based on the prices published in the ISS price list.
- Ad Hoc charges:
Such as BSP joining fees. These are charged on request.
- BSP Structure and Charges:
All charges are grouped by BSP office and one BSP office might include multiple countries. BSP offices have been reorganized to streamline operations and joining fees. The new organizational structure is included here (pdf). Please note the link opens a document with the BSP organization for 2011 and 2012 to help you identify the changes.
The above charges are invoiced each month to the carriers’ Head Office for collection:
Invoices are distributed via the postal service, iiNet and IATA -e-Invoicing websites.