U.S. travel agencies’ air ticket sales rise 5.14%

U.S. travel agencies’ air ticket sales rise 5.14%

ARC, the financial settlement link between airlines and travel sellers, reported today that the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.-based travel agencies rose 5.14 percent year-over-year in the first-half of 2014 compared to the same period last year, totaling $48.5 billion versus $46.1 billion in 2013. Sales for June 2014 were up 7.4 percent at $7.6 billion compared to June 2013 at $7.1 billion.

Ticket transactions through June 2014 increased 2.41 percent over the same period in 2013 to 77.5 million. Year-to-date passenger segments increased 2.6 percent to 186.5 million, compared to 181.7 million in 2013.