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Airline ticket sales by US travel agencies once again exceed $ 4 billion

Air travel information and distribution service provider Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) today released its report of data collected on net sales of ARC-accredited travel agencies last month. It revealed that airline ticket sales in July 2021 were up 947% from July 2020, and was the second consecutive month this year that sales totaled more than $ 4 billion.

Despite this, July 2021 was actually the first month in which overall sales declined after seven straight months of growth. But, ARC said this follows a typical seasonal pattern of sales falling between June and July each year.


Month after month, data from July 2021 revealed:

—Total passenger travel down four percent

—Us domestic travel down 2%

—International travel down 10%

“We typically see a slowdown in sales of new airline tickets during the summer months, as consumers wrap up their summer vacation travel,” said Chuck Thackston, general manager of data science and communications. ARC search. “As airlines and organizations monitor new variants of COVID-19 to determine the impact on travel, we anticipate that new reservations and ticket sales will follow a similar pattern to previous years.”

Data from July 2021 also showed:

– The total number of passenger trips settled by the CRA increased 229% year-on-year, from 5.1 million to 16.8 million.

—Domestic passenger travel within the United States increased 230%, while international travel increased 226% year-over-year.

—All together, domestic passenger travel in the United States totaled 12.1 million, while international travel totaled 4.7 million.

—The average price of round-trip tickets in the United States has increased to $ 458, from $ 321 in July 2020.

– Sales of miscellaneous electronic documents (EMD) jumped 311% to $ 7,159,107, while EMD transactions rose 366% to $ 151,578. EMD refers to the ancillary revenues of airlines from sales and electronic transactions in addition to tickets.

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