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 stayed relatively flat at $30.8 billion or -0.66 percent year-over-year in the first four months of 2013, when compared to the same period last year ($31 billion).
Monthly sales for April 2013 rose 1.44 percent to $7.8 billion compared to April 2012 at $7.7 billion.
Ticket transactions for the first four months of 2013 also remained flat at -0.61 percent over the same period in 2012 at 51.3 million.
Year-to-date passenger segments decreased 1.91 percent to 115.3 million compared to 117.5 million in the four months of 2012.
Nearly 14,000 travel agencies and 190 airlines use ARC's settlement services. More information is available at www.arccorp.com/news/stat/2013-04.jsp.