ARC reports that the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.-based travel agencies rose 4.93 percent year-over-year in the first four months of 2014 compared to the same period last year. The totals: $32.4 billion versus $30.9 billion in 2013.
Ticket transactions through April 2014 increased 2.27 percent over the same period in 2013 to 52.5 million, ARC said. Year-to-date passenger segments increased 2.2 percent to 117.9 million compared to 115.3 million in 2013.
ARC's report included 198 carriers, 13,063 retail locations, 361 ATP locations and 1,603 VTC locations. Average daily sales hit $18,536.