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March 2019 Travel Agency Air Ticket Sales Climb as Ticket Prices Fall

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ARC Reports Passenger Trips Increased More Than 3%


ARLINGTON, Va. – April 16, 2019 – Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) announced today that the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold in March 2019 by U.S.-based travel agencies increased 3% compared to March 2018, totaling $9.3 billion vs. $9.1 billion.* The average U.S. round-trip ticket price was $487, a $10 decrease from March 2018.


The total number of passenger trips settled by ARC for U.S. travel agencies increased 3.3% to 29,159,100 compared to 28,220,151 in March 2018. U.S. domestic trips increased 2.7% while international passenger trips grew 4.3%.


Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD)** sales in March 2019 totaled $7.9 million,  a 4.6% increase compared to the same period in 2018. EMD transactions decreased by 8.4% in March 2019 compared to March 2018.


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