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Billing settlement plan (BSP)

The Billing Settlement Plan (BSP) is a standardised system for airlines and agents, providing them with a simplified approach to the selling, reporting and administration of passenger air transportation. It is established under the general jurisdiction of the Passenger Agency Conference (PAConf), delegated to the BSP Committee (BSPC) and co-ordinated by the Agency Administrator/Plan Management.

Agents are able to:

 

  • Issue neutral Standard Traffic Documents (STD) on behalf of all BSP Airlines, in accordance with their Sales Agency Agreements.
  • Report with a minimum of effort, their sales made on behalf of BSP Airlines to a central EDP Centre, which produces one billing for each Agent's sales in a given period, requiring only one remittance per Agent and per period.
  • Computes the division of the Agents' remittances to each BSP Airline, allowing one single settlement, within an agreed time frame.

Benefits of the BSP

Simplification

The Agent is assured of a steady and pre-determined supply of neutral Standard Traffic Documents. The Agent uses the same Standard Traffic Documents on behalf of all BSP Airlines. The Agent issues one single sales report to one central point and effects one single remittance

Savings

Training of Agents is simpler and shorter, due to one set of standard procedures. Centralisation of the processing and of the distribution of STDs reduces costs and allows for better control. Investigations by BSP Manager, who is empowered to take immediate action on behalf of BSP Airlines, allows for faster solutions to problems.

Control

The control system embodied in the BSP presents the following advantages: Billing and billing analyses of uniform presentation for Airlines and for Agents are rapidly produced by a neutral billing/collection agency. Airlines and Agents benefit from having the monitoring of Irregularity and Default effected by a neutral BSP Manager.

Automation Potential

Automation of back office functions is rendered by a single accounting system. BSP enables and encourages the use of the most modern automated ticket issuing devices, thereby economising in time and money, whilst presenting the customer with an attractive and legible ticket.

How it works

It is a strategic move for AirAsia to participate in the Billing Settlement Plan (BSP) and we are proud to provide this facility as an additional payment option for travel agents.

Travel agents, who are already participating in BSP is encouraged to register with us as you can further utilise this ultimate facility through our internet booking protocol – Sky Agent. The registration is a simple process. From the drop down menu of other services, go to travel agent choose register now and it will prompt you a registration page menu. Please fill up all the blanks and press submit button. AirAsia will verify the data you have submitted. Once your application is successful, you will receive an appointment letter with a master user ID and password.

Travel agents, who are not participating in BSP, can still register with AirAsia and enjoy the benefits of Sky Agent. The payment options will be limited to credit card, direct debit and pre-payment – AG only.


For those BSP travel agents that have registered with AirAsia need not to register again. However, you will have to advise us of your interest in the scheme and we will arrange for the cutover into the scheme with a pre set BSP allotment level for you to utilise. After cutover, you will be able to see the BSP Allotment option when you are in the payment option mode. The BSP allotment amount will be set by our office and the amount will be based on your current bank guarantee against your sales performance.

As AirAsia is a low fare, ticket-less airline, we will not be utilising the STD and CIP as provided for in BSP. Our participation will be confined to the billing and settlement part of the BSP scheme. Once a reservation and payment has been made through our Skyagent system with the BSP payment option, the transaction will be captured by our system and at the end of each day, an electronic file will be generated and sent to BSP data processing centre for their processing. In accordance to the respective billing cycle, the travel agent will receive their billing and payment will be made to the clearing bank accordingly by the travel agent. For AirAsia sales, the transaction will be captured by BSP as an Agency Debit Memo (ADM) and not as a ticket issue in the conventional way. The data that will be available in the ADM field will be an ADM number, total payable amount and PNR reference.

Please find a sample of the report below:

Document Number Transaction Values Cash Credit Tax Values Cash Credit Late Reported Commission Rate Amount Tax on Commission Balance Payable Comments
* * ADMS              
6507313110 2714.90 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2714.90 E6RHBN
6507332767 361.98 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 361.98 O6NELX
6507335900 398.99 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 398.99 AEHREQ
6507336294 214.99 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 214.99 P6LNDR
6507346064 1465.96 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1465.96 U6MYBQ
6507346307 309.98 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 309.98 H6D9BW
6507346557 469.98 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 469.98 K6N7BQ
6507347103 259.98 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 259.98 C6RQDS
6507347291 199.98 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 199.98 G74JCN