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Data Reveals Dip in
Roundtrip Average Ticket Price
Sales for August 2017 Increase Nearly Four Percent
VA – September 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / Airlines
Reporting Corp. (ARC) reports
that the average U.S. roundtrip ticket price*
for August 2017 was $456, down from $473 in July. Average ticket prices
are down 2.1 percent compared to August 2016.
consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.-based travel
agencies increased nearly 3.6 percent in August as compared to August 2016,
totaling $7.4 billion vs. $7.1 billion. The number of passenger trips*
settled by ARC for U.S. travel agencies increased 4.3 percent to 23,076,905
compared to 22,130,120 in August 2016.
Miscellaneous Document (EMD)**
sales comprised nearly $6.1 million, a 13 percent increase over 2016. EMD
transactions increased seven percent to 102,462 in August 2017 vs. nearly
95,434 in 2016.
detailed information is available at www.arccorp.com/data.jsp.
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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,
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Miscellaneous Documents (EMD)
are based on monthly sales data ending August 31, 2017, from 12,243 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.
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