ARC finds May air ticket sales up 7% YoY

Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC), the premier driver of air travel intelligence and commerce in the travel industry, has reported the average US roundtrip ticket price* for May 2017 was USD 506, up from USD 501 in April, the company said.

Average ticket prices are up approximately USD 5 from May 2016.

The consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by US-based travel agencies increased nearly 7 percent in May as compared to 2016, totaling USD 8.3 billion vs. USD 7.8 billion. The number of passenger trips* settled by ARC for US travel agencies also increased approximately 7 percent to 24,210,200 compared to nearly 22,721,000 in May 2016.

Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD) sales comprised nearly USD 7.4 million, a 121 percent increase over 2016. EMD transactions increased 167 percent to nearly 128,200 in May 2017 vs. nearly 48,000 in 2016.

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.