ARLINGTON, Virginia – Ticket transactions in the United States for 2013’s first quarter of 2013 decreased 1.81 percent over the same period in 2012 to 38.4 million, according to a report issued by ARC (Airlines Reporting Corporation). Year-to-date passenger segments decreased 1.87 percent to 85.2 million compared to 86.9 million in the first quarter of 2012 and 86.2 million in 2011.
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 decreased 1.37 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period last year, totaling US$22.9 billion vs. US$23.3 billion in 2012 and US$21.8 billion in 2011. Sales for March 2013 fell 4.19 percent compared to March 2012 to US$4.2 billion.
More detailed information is available at https://www.arccorp.com/news/stat/2013-03.jsp