Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) announced that U.S.-based travel agency sales for the first 11 months of 2019 are trending 2.33% ahead of the same period in 2018. The consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold so far in 2019 is $91.3 billion.
In November 2019, agency sales decreased 3.3% compared to November 2018, totaling $6.9 billion vs. $7.1 billion. The average U.S. round-trip ticket price in November 2019 decreased to $496 from $498 compared to November 2018.
The total number of passenger trips settled by ARC for U.S. travel agencies in November 2019 decreased by 3.1% to 21,389,331 from 22,078,570 compared to the same period last year. During the same period, U.S. domestic trips decreased by 2.3% while international passenger trips decreased by 4.5%.
Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD) sales in November 2019 totaled $6.8 million, a 14% increase compared to the same period in 2018. EMD transaction volume increased by 38% in November 2019 compared to November 2018.
More detailed information is available on ARC’s website.