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ARC Reports a $500M Increase in April Travel Agency Air Ticket Sales

Average Round-Trip Domestic Ticket Price Remains Effectively Flat


ARLINGTON, Va. – May 22, 2019 Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) announced today that the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold in April 2019 by U.S.-based travel agencies increased 6% compared to April 2018, totaling $9 billion vs. $8.5 billion.* The average U.S. round-trip ticket price was $499, virtually flat when compared to April 2018.


The total number of passenger trips settled by ARC for U.S. travel agencies increased 4% to 27,721,382 compared to 26,636,678 in April 2018. U.S. domestic trips increased 4.2% while international passenger trips grew 3.9%.


Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD)** sales in April 2019 totaled $8.5 million, a 23.7% increase compared to the same period in 2018. EMD transactions decreased by 4% 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