U.S. travel agents January 2013 air ticket sales up 4.77 vs. 2012

U.S. travel agents January 2013 air ticket sales up 4.77 vs. 2012

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 increased 4.77 percent* year-over-year in the first month of 2013 compared to the same period last year, totalling $7.6 billion vs. $7.2 billion in 2012.

January 2013 ticket transactions increased at 3.6 percent over the same period in 2012 to 13.2 million. Year-to-date passenger segments increased slightly by 0.7 percent to 27.8 million compared to 27.6 million in 2012.