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ARC Data Shows Decrease in
Airline Ticket Sales for September 2017
Tool Enhancements Mark Major Debit Memo Working Group Milestone
The consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.-based travel agencies decreased 1.3 percent in September as compared to September 2016, totaling $7 billion vs. $7.1 billion. The number of passenger trips* settled by ARC for U.S. travel agencies also decreased 1.2 percent to 21,492,539 compared to 21,753,323 in September 2016.
Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD)** sales in September 2017 comprised almost $5.3 million, a nearly 8 percent decrease over September 2016. EMD transactions also decreased approximately 16 percent to 90,355 in September 2017 vs. 107,344 in 2016.
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Notes for Editors:
The Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) is the premier driver of air travel intelligence and commerce in the travel industry with leading business solutions, travel agency accreditation services, process and financial management tools and high-quality data. In 2016, ARC settled $86 billion worth of carrier ticket transactions for more than 7,000 travel agencies with 12,000 points of sale. Established in 1984, ARC is an ISO 27001 certified company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with offices in Louisville, Kentucky, Tampa, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit www.arccorp.com and www.twitter.com/ARCtalk.
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