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ARC Reports Increase in October 2017 Air Ticket Sales

Passenger Trips Also Increased More Than Five Percent

ARLINGTON, Va. – November 16, 2017 – Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) reported today that the average U.S. roundtrip ticket price* for October 2017 was $484, up from $467 in September. Average October 2017 ticket prices are up .7 percent compared to October 2016.


The consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.-based travel agencies increased 7 percent in October as compared to October 2016, totaling $7.4 billion vs. $6.9 billion. The number of passenger trips* settled by ARC for U.S. travel agencies also increased 5.2 percent to 22,417,336 compared to 21,307,750 in October 2016.


Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD)** sales in October 2017 comprised almost $5.8 million, an 8.5 percent increase over October 2016. EMD transactions decreased 7.2 percent to 99,740 in October 2017 vs. 107,447 in 2016.


More detailed information is available on ARC’s website.


About ARC

The Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) is the premier driver of air travel intelligence and commerce in the travel industry with leading business solutions, travel agency accreditation services, process and financial management tools and high-quality data. In 2016, ARC settled $86 billion worth of carrier ticket transactions for more than 7,000 travel agencies with 12,000 points of sale. Established in 1984, ARC is an ISO 27001 certified company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with offices in Louisville, Kentucky, Tampa, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit and