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VA – February 2018 / Newsmaker Alert /
Reporting Corp. (ARC) reports that the number of passenger trips* settled
by ARC for U.S. travel agencies increased 5.7 percent to 25,994,191 compared
to 24,602,294 in January 2017. The consolidated dollar value of airline
tickets sold by U.S.-based travel agencies increased 8.4 percent in January
as compared to 2017, totaling $8.4 billion vs. $7.7 billion.
Data Shows 5.7 Percent Increase in
Trips to Start Off 2018
Jump 7 Percent in January
to Same Period in 2017
average U.S. roundtrip ticket price*
for January 2018 was $458, down $15 from December 2017. Average January
2018 ticket prices are down approximately two percent compared to January
Miscellaneous Document (EMD)**
sales in January 2018 comprised almost $7.3 million, a 23 percent increase
compared to January 2017. EMD transactions also increased seven percent
to 119,567 in January 2018 vs. 103,329 in 2017.
detailed information is available on ARC’s
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 2017, ARC settled $88.5 billion
worth of airline 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 www.arccorp.com and
Miscellaneous Documents (EMD)
are based on monthly sales data ending January 31, 2018, from 12,076 U.S.
retail and corporate travel agency locations, satellite ticket printing
offices and online travel agencies. Results do not include sales of tickets
purchased directly from airlines.
ticket price (in USD) for a roundtrip ticket settled through ARC for an
itinerary that included only U.S. domestic travel.
trips include the total number of passengers taking a trip from one airport
to another using either direct or connecting flights. Newly issued trips
are added and refunded trips are deducted to provide a net view of traveling
sales are equal to the total amount paid for a ticket, which includes taxes
fees for products and services such as upgraded seats, checked luggage,
an unaccompanied minor, pet-in-cabin, etc.
Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC). All rights reserved.