ARC Reports Air Sales Gains for April

The Airline Reporting Corporation (ARC) reported $7.8 billion in air sales for April 2008 and $29.7 billion in air sales year to date. This is a 5.9-percent increase over the same period of 2007. Domestic fares were $3.4 billion while international fares were $3.2 billion. Domestic transactions declined 0.89 percent and for the year-to-date 4.01 percent compared to the same period in 2007.

International fares rose 9.4 percent. Total taxes and fees increased 15.6 percent and 10.2 percent compared to 2007. E-tickets accounted for 97.7 percent. Credit card transactions gained slightly by 0.10 percent, but declined in contrast to the same period in 2007 by 2.3 percent. More than 18,000 locations and 1,350 STP locations reported. Average daily sales were $13,455.

For information: www.arccorp.com

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