Monthly US Travel Agency Air Ticket Sales Nearly Double in August
ARLINGTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) today released data showing that net sales from ARC-accredited travel agencies nearly doubled month over month, increasing 94% from $387 million in July to $751 million in August 2020.* These results represent a 90% decrease in total dollar volume from August 2019, when sales totaled $7.8 billion.
Month over month, August 2020 results show:
- A 19% increase in the total number of passenger trips;
- U.S. domestic trips up 22%; and
- International trips up 10%.
While passenger trips are steadily increasing, the sharp increase in August net sales is largely attributable to a few factors, including an increase in international fares paid, which rose from $18…