Internet Travel Monitor - Marketing, Research & Tech
June 14, 2017
Average U.S. Roundtrip Ticket Price Remains Steady in 2017
ARC finds May air ticket sales increase 7% vs. 2016
Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) reported today that the average U.S. roundtrip ticket price* for May 2017 was $506, up from $501 in April. Average ticket prices are up approximately $5 from May 2016.
The consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.-based travel agencies increased nearly 7 percent in May as compared to 2016, totaling $8.3 billion vs. $7.8 billion. The number of passenger trips* settled by ARC for U.S. travel agencies also increased approximately 7 percent to 24,210,200 compared to nearly 22,721,000 in May 2016.
Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD)** sales comprised nearly $7.4 million, a 121 percent increase over 2016. EMD transactions increased 167 percent to nearly 128,200 in May 2017 vs. nearly 48,000 in 2016.
**Electronic Miscellaneous Documents (EMD)
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