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ARC Reports $1.75 Billion Jump in Travel Agency Air Ticket Sales First Half 2019

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Total Passenger Trips Grew by 2.4% in Same Period vs. 2018

ARLINGTON, Va. – July 18, 2019 Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) announced today that the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold in the first half of 2019 by U.S.-based travel agencies increased 3.38% compared to the same period in 2018, totaling $52.4 billion vs. $50.7 billion.*The average U.S. round-trip ticket price in June 2019 increased to $512 vs. $502 in the same period last year.

The total number of passenger trips settled by ARC for U.S. travel agencies in the first half of 2019 increased by 2.4% to 161,850,103 from 157,997,776 during the same period last year.


Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD)** sales for the first half of 2019 totaled $44 million, a 2% increase compared to the same period in 2018. EMD transactions declined 3% 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