ARC reported today that the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.-based travel agencies increased 2.83 percent* year-over-year in the first month of 2014 compared to the same period last year, totalling $7.84 billion vs. $7.62 billion in 2013.
January 2014 ticket transactions increased 0.14 percent over the same period in 2013 to 13.3 million. Year-to-date passenger segments increased by 2.1 percent to 28.5 million compared to 27.9 million in 2013.
More detailed information is available at https://www.arccorp.com/news/stat/2014-01.jsp.
ARC powers the U.S.-based travel industry with premier business solutions, travel agency accreditation services, process and financial management tools, and powerful data analytics. In 2013, ARC settled $86 billion worth of carrier ticket transactions for more than 9,400 travel agencies with 15,000 points of sale. By providing world-class business services and products, ARC enables participating agencies and 191 carriers to focus on what's important—increasing their revenue. Established in 1984, ARC is headquartered in Arlington, Va.
- Results based on monthly sales data ending January 31, 2014 from 13,450 U.S. retail and corporate travel agent locations, satellite ticket printing offices and online travel agencies.
- Results do not include sales of tickets purchased directly from airlines.
- Total sales are equal to the total amount paid for a ticket, which includes taxes and fees.
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