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Travel Agencies Sold Nearly $8 Billion Worth of Air Tickets in September

Travel Agencies Sold Nearly $8 Billion Worth of Air Tickets in September

September Also Saw a 3.7% Jump in Passenger Trips Compared to September 2018


ARLINGTON, Va. – Oct. 21, 2019 Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) announced today that the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold in September 2019 by U.S.-based travel agencies increased 3.7% compared to September 2018, totaling $7.8 billion vs. $7.5 billion.* The average U.S. round-trip ticket price in September 2019 decreased to $496 from $498 compared to September 2018.


The total number of passenger trips settled by ARC for U.S. travel agencies in September 2019 increased by 3.7% to 24,465,027 from 23,599,840 compared to the same period last year. U.S. domestic trips increased 4% while international passenger trips grew 3%.


Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD)** sales in September 2019 totaled $6.7 million, a 23% increase compared to the same period in 2018. EMD transaction volume increased 16% in September 2019 compared to September 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