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ARC Reports Travel Agencies Sold Over $9 Billion Worth of Air Tickets in May

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ARLINGTON, Va. – June 17, 2019 Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) announced today that the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold in May 2019 by U.S.-based travel agencies increased 5% compared to May 2018, totaling $9.2 billion vs. $8.8 billion.* The average U.S. round-trip ticket price was $511 vs. $498 in May 2018.


The total number of passenger trips settled by ARC for U.S. travel agencies increased 3.5% to 27,417,469 compared to 26,498,212 in May 2018. U.S. domestic trips increased 2.7% while international passenger trips grew 4.7%.


Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD)** sales in May 2019 totaled $7.4 million, a 16% decrease compared to the same period in 2018. EMD transactions increased 3.4% 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