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U.S. Travel Agency Air Ticket Sales Top $7.2 Billion in October

U.S. Travel Agency Air Ticket Sales Top $7.2 Billion in October

Year-over-Year Increase in Passenger Trips Driven by U.S. Domestic Travel


ARLINGTON, Va. – November 16, 2023 –Today, Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) released data showing total U.S. travel agency air ticket sales reached $7.2 billion in October — a 2% decrease from October 2022.* Total passenger trips increased 4% over the same period to 21.7 million with a 5% increase in U.S. domestic air travel.


Results for October 2023 showed:  

ARC Ticketing Metric Total Month-Over-Month Variance Year-Over-Year Variance
Total sales $7.2 billion  -5% -2%
Total passenger trips 21.7 million -2% +4%
U.S. domestic trips 14.2 million -1% +5%
International trips 7.5 million -3% +2%
Average ticket price $557 +4% -4%


“October’s air travel data looked similar to 2022 with a slight decrease in sales and passenger trips from the prior month,” said Steve Solomon, chief commercial officer at ARC. “Despite month-over-month declines, the growth in passenger trips compared to last October reflects sustained demand for domestic and international travel.”


October’s ancillary sales increased 26% year over year from $16.7 million to $21.1 million, while ancillary transactions increased 28% to 364,678 over the same period.** 


More detailed information is available on ARC’s sales statistics page



About ARC

ARC accelerates the growth of global air travel by delivering forward-looking travel data, flexible distribution services and other innovative industry solutions. We are a leading travel intelligence company that possesses the world’s largest, most comprehensive global airline ticket dataset, including more than 15 billion passenger flights representing 490 airlines and 230 countries and territories. Our solutions and expertise strengthen economies and enrich lives by connecting stakeholders across the travel ecosystem. For more information, visit