ARC Reports September Air Sales Down

ARC is reporting total sales for September of $5.6 billion, a 14.1 percent decline over the September 2008 report and year to date a 22.1 percent drop to $50.1 billion. Total transactions were down 2.2 percent. Domestic fares were down to $2.5 billion, a 14.1 percent drop for the month while international fares were pegged at $2.2 billion, a 13.6 percent drop.

Total taxes and fees hit $765,904,566, a 14.3 percent decline. Carriers reporting to ARC included 181 airlines, while 16,358 retail locations reported. Satellite (STP) locations totaled 1,024 and VTC locations totaled 846. The average daily sales (calendar month) totaled $10,264.