Travel Agency Air Ticket Sales Increase More Than 3 Percent to Start 2019

first_imgARC Reports International Passenger Trips Continue to Rise ARLINGTON, Va. – Feb. 19, 2019 – Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) announced today that the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold in January 2019 by U.S.-based travel agencies increased 3.2 percent as compared to January 2018, totaling nearly $8.7 billion vs. $8.4 billion.* The average U.S. round-trip ticket price for was $476, up  $17 from January 2018. The total number of passenger trips settled by ARC for U.S. travel agencies increased just under 0.4 percent to 27,686,761 compared to 27,589,579 in January 2018. U.S. domestic trips decreased approximately 1 percent while international passenger trips grew nearly 3 percent. Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD)** sales in January 2019 totaled $6.9 million, about a 5 percent decrease compared to the same period in 2018. EMD transactions also decreased by 5 percent year-over-year. More detailed information is available on ARC’s website.  About ARC: An industry leader in air travel distribution and intelligence, ARC settled $94.8 billion in ticket transactions in 2018 between airlines and travel agencies, representing more than 295 million passenger trips. ARC provides flexible distribution solutions, innovative technology and access to the world’s most comprehensive air ticket transaction data, helping the global air travel community connect, grow and thrive. For more information, please visit read more