Passenger Trips Increase 14% YoY in November

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Passenger Trips Increase 14% YoY in November

International Passenger Trips Increased 32% Year over Year

ARLINGTON, Va. – December 15, 2022 Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) today released data showing total passenger trips settled by ARC in November 2022 increased 14% year over year to 19 million, with a 32% increase in international trips and a 5% increase in domestic trips.* ARC-accredited travel agency air ticket sales totaled $6.5 billion in November, a 46% year-over-year increase.

The average U.S. round-trip air travel ticket price was $558 in November, a 3.5% decrease from October ($578) and the first month with a decrease in average ticket price since August 2022.

For travel during U.S. Thanksgiving, 64% of tickets were purchased in October or later.

Month over month, November 2022 results showed:

  • Total sales were down 11%.
  • Total passenger trips decreased 8%.
  • U.S. domestic trips decreased 11%.
  • International trips decreased 4%.

“While November’s travel demand was stronger than last year, we are seeing the seasonally expected month-over-month decrease in sales and passenger trips,” said Steve Solomon, chief commercial officer at ARC. “As we head into the holidays, most U.S. travelers have plans to fly domestically, with Cancun, Mexico, as the only international destination in our top 20.”

The top ten U.S. traveler destinations for Q4 2022 are currently:

1) New York

2) Los Angeles

3) Chicago

4) Orlando

5) San Francisco

6) Miami

7) Boston

8) Las Vegas

9) Dallas-Fort Worth

10) Atlanta

More detailed information is available on ARC’s sales statistics page.


*Ticket Sales

  • Results are based on monthly sales data ending November 30, 2022, from 10,598 U.S. 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.
    • The average ticket price (USD) is for a round-trip ticket settled through ARC for an itinerary that included only U.S. domestic travel.
    • Passenger trips include the total number of passengers taking a trip from one airport to another using direct or connecting flights. Newly issued trips are added, and refunded trips are deducted to provide a net view of traveling passengers.
    • U.S. domestic passenger trips include the total number settled through ARC where the itinerary is wholly within the U.S. International passenger trips include the total number settled through ARC where some or all the travel occurs to airports outside the U.S. or originates outside the U.S.
    • Total sales are equal to the total amount paid for a ticket, which includes taxes and fees.


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