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U.S. Travel Agencies Start 2020 with $8.9 Billion in Air Ticket Sales

January’s YOY Increase is 2.6% as Passenger Trips Rise 2.4%



ARLINGTON, Va. – Feb. 18, 2020 – Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) reported today that ARC-accredited travel agencies began the new year with a $228 million year-over-year increase in air ticket sales. The consolidated dollar value of tickets sold by agencies last month totaled $8.9 billion, a 2.6% increase when compared to January 2019.*


The total number of passenger trips settled by ARC for its agency customers increased 2.4% to 28,349,928 compared to 27,686,121 in January 2019. U.S. domestic trips increased by 3.6% while international passenger trips were up 0.4%. The average U.S. round-trip ticket price last month was $478, a $2 increase over January 2019.


Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD)** sales in January rose 24% to $8.6 million YOY. EMD transaction volume also increased by 41.5% over 2019, totaling 148 million.


More detailed information is available on ARC’s website.



About ARC:
As a leader in air travel intelligence and omnichannel retailing, ARC provides platforms, tools and insights that help the global travel community connect, grow and thrive. ARC enables the diverse retailing strategies of its customers by providing innovative technology, flexible settlement solutions and access to the world’s most comprehensive air transaction dataset. In 2019, ARC managed more than $97.4 billion in transactions between airlines and travel agencies, representing more than 302 million passenger trips. For more information, please visit