Sales & Document Statistics

ARC publishes the financial and operational summary below on a monthly basis providing key airline ticketing data for the benefit of ARC's stakeholders.

Carriers 187
Retail Locations1 13,513
STP Locations1 452
VTC Locations1 1,602
Average Daily Sales (calendar month)4 $9,904
  Months Year to Date
  Dec-12 % change
(same month
previous year)
  2012 % change
(same period
previous year)
Domestic Fares $2,040,974,508 -4.00%   $36,383,144,307 1.42%
International Fares $1,832,509,515 -5.55%   $32,301,264,520 -1.89%
Total Fares $3,873,484,023 -4.74%   $68,684,408,827 -0.16%
Airline Fees $345,714,712 10.47%   $6,125,922,659 50.60%
Taxes and Non-Airline Fees $493,955,220 -2.93%   $8,691,443,679 5.11%
Total Taxes and Fees $839,669,932 2.17%   $14,817,366,338 20.11%
Credit Card Sales $4,321,642,709 -2.75%   $76,582,278,269 3.49%
Cash Sales $457,693,849 -10.29%   $8,013,299,407 -2.10%
Total Sales* $4,779,336,558 -3.53%   $84,595,577,675 2.93%
* Refund and Exchange Charges Included $66,182,603 0.50%   $1,093,802,690 3.98%
Credit Card Transactions 7,272,523 -4.53%   125,617,154 -0.23%
Cash Transactions 1,096,704 -4.63%   17,399,991 -2.19%
Total Transactions 8,369,227 -4.54%   143,017,145 -0.47%
Domestic Transactions 5,959,371 -4.05%   102,104,829 -1.40%
International Transactions 2,409,856 -5.73%   40,912,316 1.92%
E-ticket Percentage 99.87% 0.15%      
Number of Flight/Segment Details in ARC Compass3 2,210,342,897
Number of Unique Origin and Destinations in ARC Compass3,5 729,394
Number of Monthly Online Logins to ARC Data Services 189,344
1 Based on current active status
2 Based on reported/processed data by date of issue
3 Based on 39 months of tickets with itinerary and using ARC Origin and Destination logic
4 Average Daily Sales by ARC-accredited agency locations
5 Using ARC Origin and Destination logic
New Monthly Stats Definitions
Data Elements Definition
Domestic Fares Fare amount in dollars for transactions where the itinerary was wholly within the US.
International Fares Fare amount in dollars for transactions that included a destination outside of the US.
Total Fares Total "price" paid for the ticket, service, EMD, MCO, etc. that does not include airline fees or taxes.
Airline Fees (i.e. Fuel Surcharges) Fees charged by the airlines not included in the base fare. Included here may be fuel surcharges, ticketing surcharges, etc. Each airline will independently determine any fees and those are listed on each airlines website.
Taxes and non-airline Fees (i.e. PFC) The dollar amount collected for taxes, government fees, airport charges, or other similar not retained by the airline.
Total Taxes & Fees Dollar amount of all fees and taxes not included in the Fare amount of the transaction.
Credit Card Sales Total dollar amount for airline transactions by US Travel agencies using a credit or debit card as a form of payment.
Cash Sales Total dollar amount for airline transactions by US Travel agencies settled with cash.
Total Sales* Total dollar amount processed by ARC for including ticket sales, MCOs, refunds/exchange amounts, ticket change penalty amounts, EMD purchases.
*Refund & Exchange Charges The dollar amount charged by the airlines for changes or refunds to tickets previously issued.
Credit Card Transactions Number of transactions settled by ARC using a credit or debit card.
Cash Transactions Number of transactions settled by ARC with cash.
Total Transactions Total number of transactions for the month that includes: airline ticket sales, MCOs, refunds/exchanges, EMD purchases.
Domestic Transactions Number of transactions where the itinerary was wholly within the US.
International Transactions Number of transactions that included a destination outside of the US.
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