U.S. Travel Agency Air Ticket Sales Fall 10 Percent in July

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U.S. Travel Agency Air Ticket Sales Fall 10 Percent in July

Ticket Transactions are Flat at 0.2 Percent in Same Period vs. 2015

ARLINGTON, Va. – Aug. 17, 2016 Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC), the premier driver of air travel intelligence and commerce in the travel industry, reported today that the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.-based travel agencies decreased by 4.8 percent* in the first seven months of 2016 as compared to 2015, totaling $52.7 billion vs. $55.4 billion. July 2016 ticket sales were down 10.2 percent to $6.6 billion against the same month last year. Ticket transactions were flat at 0.2 percent at 13 million in 2016 vs. 2015.

Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD)** sales comprised $21.3 million of the year-to-date sales vs. $8.4 million in 2015, and $2.9 million of the July 2016 sales as compared to $1.6 million in July 2015. EMD transactions increased 280 percent to 297,719 so far in 2016 vs. 78,328 in 2015.

More detailed information is available at https://www.arccorp.com/data.jsp.

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An industry leader in air travel distribution and intelligence, ARC settled $88.5 billion in ticket transactions in 2017 between airlines and travel agencies, representing more than 287 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 www.arccorp.com.