ARC May air ticket sales up 7 % vs. 2016

Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC), the premier driver of air travel intelligence and commerce in the travel industry, 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.

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 2016, ARC settled USD 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, Kentucky, Tampa, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Results are based on monthly sales data ending May 31, 2017, from 12,266 US 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.