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ARC: US travel agency air ticket sales fall 10 percent

Aug 19, 2016

ARLINGTON, VA - Airlines Reporting Corp (ARC) reported today that the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by US-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.

ARC: US travel agency air ticket sales fall 10 percent



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