Stat: Air Tickets Sold by Agencies Up 4.68 Percent

ARC reports that the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.-based travel agencies rose 4.68 percent year-over-year in the first eight months of 2014 compared to the same period last year, totaling $63.1 billion versus $60.3 billion in 2013. 

Sales for August 2014 were up 1.04 percent at $7.1 billion compared to August 2013 at $7 billion, ARC says.

Ticket transactions through August 2014 increased 2.34 percent over the same period in 2013 to 101.6 million. Year-to-date passenger segments increased 2.76 percent to 255.4 million, compared to 248.4 million in 2013, according to ARC.