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U.S. Travel Agencies Start 2014 with 2.83 Percent Rise in Air Ticket Sales vs. Last Year

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Ticket Transactions Flat at 0.14 Percent at Start of New Year

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 2.83 percent* year-over-year in the first month of 2014 compared to the same period last year, totalling $7.84 billion vs. $7.62 billion in 2013.

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January 2014 ticket transactions increased 0.14 percent over the same period in 2013 to 13.3 million. Year-to-date passenger segments increased by 2.1 percent to 28.5 million compared to 27.9 million in 2013.

More detailed information is available at https://www.arccorp.com/news/stat/2014-01.jsp.

About ARC:
ARC powers the U.S.-based travel industry with premier business solutions, travel agency accreditation services, process and financial management tools, and powerful data analytics. In 2013, ARC settled $86 billion worth of carrier ticket transactions for more than 9,400 travel agencies with 15,000 points of sale. By providing world-class business services and products, ARC enables participating agencies and 191 carriers to focus on what's important-increasing their revenue. Established in 1984, ARC is headquartered in Arlington, Va. For more information, please visit www.arccorp.com.

Notes for Editors:
*Ticket Sales

  • Results based on monthly sales data ending January 31, 2014 from 13,450 U.S. retail and corporate travel agent locations, satellite ticket printing offices and online travel agencies.
  • Results do not include sales of tickets purchased directly from airlines.
  • Total sales are equal to the total amount paid for a ticket, which includes taxes and fees.

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