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Air ticket sales by US travel agencies running flat in 2013

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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 stayed relatively flat at -0.66% year-over-year in the four months of 2013 compared to the same period last year, totaling $30.8 billion vs. $31.0 billion in 2012 and $29.2 billion in 2011. Sales for April 2013 rose 1.44% to 7.8 billion compared to April 2012 at $7.7 billion.

Ticket transactions for the first four months of 2013 also remained flat at -0.61% over the same period in 2012 at 51.3 million. Year-to-date passenger segments decreased 1.91% to 115.3 million compared to 117.5 million in the four months of 2012 and 116.5 million in 2011.

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