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US travel agency airline ticket sales down 91% compared to same period in 2019

US travel agency airline ticket sales down 91% compared to same period in 2019
US travel agency airline ticket sales down 91% compared to same period in 2019
Written by Harry S. Johnson

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 June 14, 2020. More in-depth, custom data is available from ARC for purchase.


  Tickets Issued for All Itineraries:


7-Day Period Ending

Ticket Variance
 vs. Same Week 2019
 Sales Variance
vs. Same Week 2019
May 24 -85.2% -91.1%
May 31 -83.7% -89.9%
June 7 -81.1% -88.5%
June 14 -75.2% -85.4%
Year-to-Date (YTD) -50.90% -56.32%


  Variances in Tickets Sold by Segment for All Itineraries:

7-Day Period Ending Corporate Online Leisure/Other
May 24 -93.3% -79.0% -86.4%
May 31 -92.9% -77.3% -84.6%
June 7 -91.9% -73.1% -82.6%
June 14 -90.3% -63.5% -78.4%
Year-to-Date (YTD) -54.79% -48.16% -51.07%



  • Results are based on weekly sales data ending June 14, 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.