ARC: US travel agency air ticket sales still down almost 50%

ARC: US travel agency air ticket sales still down almost 50%

Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) today reported the following consolidated airline ticketing volume variances, compared to the same period in 2019. These totals represent sales generated by US travel agencies* and processed through the ARC settlement system. Data figures are for the seven days ending May 10, 2020.

 

  Tickets Issued for All Itineraries:

 

7-Day Period Ending

Ticket Variance
 vs. Same Week 2019
 Sales Variance
vs. Same Week 2019
April 19 -91.9% -95.0%
April 26 -91.5% -94.8%
May 3** -90.2% -94.3%
May 10 -88.6% -93.5%
Year-to-Date (YTD) -43.01% -47.81%

 

  Variances in Tickets Sold by Segment for All Itineraries:

7-Day Period Ending Corporate Online Leisure/Other
April 19 -95.8% -89.3% -91.7%
April 26 -95.9% -88.5% -91.2%
May 3** -95.4% -86.4% -90.8%
May 10 -94.8% -84.0% -89.3%
Year-to-Date (YTD) -45.62% -41.30% -42.89%

 

*Notes

  • Results are based on weekly sales data ending May 10, 2020, from 11,761 U.S. retail and corporate travel agency locations, and online travel agencies. Results do not include sales of tickets purchased directly from airlines and are not net of refunds or exchanges.
  • Total sales are equal to the total amount paid for a ticket, which includes taxes and fees.

**Additional Notes

  • Sales numbers for the seven-day period ending May 3 have been revised since the previous report with the latest data available to ARC.

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