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Air ticket sales by US travel agents up 5 percent

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ARLINGTON, Va.

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ARLINGTON, Va. – 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 4.97 percent year-over-year in the first two months of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, and 15 percent over the same period in 2010. January and February 2012 ticket sales totalled $14.2 billion, compared to $13.5 billion in 2011, and $12.1 billion in 2010.

Year-to-date passenger segments for the first two months of 2012 increased slightly by 0.57 percent – at 54.5 million segments, compared to 54.2 million in 2011 – while reflecting a -0.23 percent decrease over the same period in 2010. Ticket transactions for January and February 2012 were down slightly, at -0.67 percent compared to the same period in 2011, while down by -0.48 percent over the same period in 2010.

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