January 15, 2013

U.S. travel agents sold more airline tickets in 2012

ARC, the financial settlement link between airlines and travel sellers, reported 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.

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