EMD Transactions Jump 7 Percent in January Compared to Same Period in 2017
ARLINGTON, Va. – February 15, 2018 – Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) reported today that the number of passenger trips* settled by ARC for U.S. travel agencies increased 5.7 percent to 25,994,191 compared to 24,602,294 in January 2017. The consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.-based travel agencies increased 8.4 percent in January as compared to 2017, totaling $8.4 billion vs. $7.7 billion.
The average U.S. roundtrip ticket price* for January 2018 was $458, down $15 from December 2017. Average January 2018 ticket prices are down approximately two percent compared to January 2017.
Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD)** sales in January 2018 comprised almost $7.3 million, a 23 percent increase compared to January 2017. EMD transactions also increased seven percent to 119,567 in January 2018 vs. 103,329 in 2017.
More detailed information is available on ARC’s website.
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**Electronic Miscellaneous Documents (EMD)
An industry leader in air travel distribution and intelligence, ARC provides channel-agnostic tools and insights to help the global travel community connect, grow and thrive. ARC enables the diverse retailing strategies of its customers by providing flexible settlement solutions, innovative technology and access to the world’s most comprehensive air transaction dataset. In 2018, ARC settled $94.8 billion in transactions between airlines and travel agencies, representing more than 295 million passenger trips. For more information, please visit arccorp.com.