ARC reports 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. The totals: $7.84 billion vs. $7.62 billion in 2013.
January 2014 ticket transactions increased 0.14 percent over the same period in 2013 to 13.3 million, ARC reports. Year-to-date passenger segments increased by 2.1 percent to 28.5 million compared to 27.9 million in 2013.
In 2013, ARC settled $86 billion worth of carrier ticket transactions for more than 9,400 travel agencies with 15,000 points of sale.