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August 14, 2013
U.S. travel agencies in July processed 0.4 percent more total air transactions than they did a year earlier, according to ARC, following two months of year-over-year declines.
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 experienced an increase of 0.25 percent year-over-year in the first seven months of 2013 compared to the same period last year, totaling $53.3 billion vs. $53.1 billion in 2012 and $50.5 billion in 2011. Sales for July 2013 were up 6.86 percent at $7.1 billion compared to July 2012 at $6.7 billion and July 2011 at $6.5 billion.
Ticket transactions for the first seven months of 2013 decreased -0.96 percent to 87.5 million over the same period in 2012 at 88.4 million. Year-to-date passenger segments decreased -2.1 percent to 215.3 million compared to 219.9 million in the seven months of 2012 and 219.6 million in 2011.
More detailed information is available at ARC Corp.
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