7.7% increase in air ticket sales for February 2018

Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) has reported today that the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by US-based travel agencies increased 7.7 percent in February as compared to 2017, totaling USD 8.1 billion vs. USD 7.5 billion, the company said.

The number of passenger trips settled by ARC for US travel agencies also increased 4.6 percent to 23,972,268 compared to 22,917,575 in February 2017.

The average US roundtrip ticket price* for February 2018 was USD 484, up USD 26 from January. Average February 2018 ticket prices are down approximately one percent compared to February 2017.

The Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) is the premier driver of air travel intelligence and commerce in the travel industry with business solutions, travel agency accreditation services, process and financial management tools and high-quality data. In 2017, ARC settled USD 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, visit www.arccorp.com and www.twitter.com/arctalk.