From the Wires
U.S. Travel Agents End 2012 Nearly 3 Percent Ahead of 2011 in Air Ticket Sales
Overall 2012 vs. 2011 Ticket Transactions Remained Virtually Flat
By: PR Newswire
Jan. 14, 2013 11:05 AM
ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ARC, the financial settlement link between airlines and travel sellers, reported today the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.-based travel agencies increased 2.93 percent* year-over-year in 2012 compared to 2011, and 9.22 percent compared to 2010. Ticket sales for 2012 totaled $84.5 billion, compared to $82.1 billion in 2011, and $77.4 billion in 2010.
Passenger segments in 2012 decreased slightly 0.13 percent at 369.9 million, compared to 370.4 million in 2011–while reflecting a 3.0 percent decrease compared to 2010. Ticket transactions in 2012 also decreased slightly by 0.47 percent over 2011, while down by 2.5 percent compared to 2010.
More detailed information is available at https://www.arccorp.com/news/stat/2012-12.jsp
Notes for Editors:
©2013 Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC). All rights reserved.
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