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Thursday, 22 July 2021

ARC Partners with IATA and IATAN to Offer Training for Future US Travel Professionals

Airlines Reporting Corp. has partnered with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to offer their globally recognized Travel and Tourism Diploma courses to existing and future travel industry professionals in the U.S. This new partnership expands the reach of the program at a time when travel agencies are needed to evaluate increased travel regulations.

Created and maintained by travel industry experts, the Travel and Tourism Diploma courses equip students with practical, relevant industry knowledge and skills to build and develop their careers in the travel industry.

“Our strong relationship with IATA over the years has provided organizations and travel professionals with valuable information to help them make business decisions and grow,” said Lauri Reishus, president and CEO of ARC. “I’m proud this new partnership will give current and aspiring U.S. travel professionals access to additional tools and resources to help further their careers.”

To learn more about this partnership and available courses, click here.


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Friday, 16 July 2021

Air ticket sales in the US see an 800% jump

Airlines Reporting Corp. released data showing net sales from ARC-accredited travel agencies totalling $4.2 billion in June 2021, an 800% increase compared to June 2020.* The June 2021 total is the second month of 18% month-over-month growth and the third consecutive month of a double-digit sales increase.

Month over month, June 2021 results showed:

Total passenger trips increased 10%.
U.S. domestic trips are up 10%.
International trips are up 12%.

“Through the first half of 2021, we’ve had five months of double-digit growth in sales month over month, led mostly by leisure demand,” said Chuck Thackston, managing director of data science and research at ARC. “With the loosening of travel restrictions in Europe throughout June and corporate travel continuing to rebound, we will watch to see overall industry recovery continue through the remainder of the summer.”

Total passenger trips settled by ARC in June 2021 increased 208% year over year from nearly 5.7 million to 17.5 million. For the second month in a row, the increase in international passenger trips outpaced domestic trips YOY, up 267% and 208%, respectively. Overall, U.S. domestic passenger trips totaled 12.3 million compared to 5.2 million for international trips. The average U.S. round-trip ticket price increased to $454 in June 2021, up from $374 in May 2020.

Year over year, EMD sales for June 2021 increased 296% to $8,221,487, while EMD transactions increased 308% to 170,331.**

More detailed information is available on ARC’s website.
*Ticket Sales

Results are based on monthly sales data ending June 30, 2021, from 10,951 U.S. retail and corporate travel agency locations, satellite ticket printing offices and online travel agencies. Results do not include sales of tickets purchased directly from airlines.
The average ticket price (USD) is for a round-trip ticket settled through ARC for an itinerary that included only U.S. domestic travel.
Passenger trips include the total number of passengers taking a trip from one airport to another using direct or connecting flights. Newly issued trips are added, and refunded trips are deducted to provide a net view of traveling passengers.
U.S. domestic passenger trips include the total number settled through ARC where the itinerary is wholly within the U.S. International passenger trips include the total number settled through ARC where some or all the travel occurs to airports outside the U.S. or originates outside the U.S.
Total sales are equal to the total amount paid for a ticket, which includes taxes and fees.
**Electronic Miscellaneous Documents (EMD)
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Friday, 18 June 2021

U.S. Air travel recovery strengthens with five consecutive months of growth

Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) has just released the latest data showing net sales from ARC-accredited travel agencies totaling $3.6 billion in May 2021, a 1,914% increase compared to May 2020, when refunds and reduced travel bookings outpaced new ticket sales.* The total represents an 18% month-over-month increase from April 2021 and the fifth consecutive month of sales and passenger trip growth.



Month over month, May 2021 results showed:

Total passenger trips increased 7%;
U.S. domestic trips up 9%; and
International trips up 4%.

“Summer leisure travel continues to boost new ticket purchases. In May, we also saw corporate travel pick up more than in previous months,” said Chuck Thackston, managing director of data science and research at ARC. “In the coming months we’ll be watching how the loosening of travel restrictions in Europe impacts international travel originating from the U.S.”


Total passenger trips settled by ARC in May 2021 increased 336% year over year from 3,640,550 to 15,869,655. International passenger trips showed a greater percentage increase YOY than U.S. domestic trips, up 402% compared to 313%. U.S. domestic passenger trips continued to outpace international trips, totaling 11.2 million compared to 4.6 million. The average U.S. round-trip ticket price increased to $432 in May 2021 from $353 in May 2020.

Year over year, EMD sales for May 2021 increased 386% to $6,979,286, while EMD transactions increased 423% to 149,440.**

*Ticket Sales
**Electronic Miscellaneous Documents (EMD)






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Friday, 16 April 2021

US travel agency air ticket sales increased by 82% in March over February

Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) today released data showing net sales from ARC-accredited travel agencies totalling $2.8 billion in March 2021, an 82% month-over-month increase compared to February’s net sales. This represents the third consecutive month of positive sales growth, and a 120% increase compared to March 2020.*

Month over month, March 2021 results showed:

Total passenger trips increased 54%;
U.S. domestic trips up 50%; and
International trips up 66%.

“Our data shows leisure and online travel agency segments continuing to fuel the growth in airline ticket purchases,” said Chuck Thackston, managing director of data science and research at ARC. “Airlines are matching this demand by adding more leisure-focused routes while corporate travel remains suppressed.”

Total passenger trips settled by ARC in March 2021 increased 29% year over year, from 11,139,567 to 14,347,442. U.S. domestic trips were up 34% to 9.9 million, eclipsing February’s total passenger trips, while international trips were up 19% to 4.4 million YOY. The average U.S. round-trip ticket price increased from $377 in March 2020 to $382 in March 2021.

Year over year, EMD sales for March 2021 increased 43% to $5,794,680, while EMD transactions increased 127% to 125,280.

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Friday, 19 March 2021

February US Travel Agency Air Ticket Sales Continue Upward Trend

Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) today released data showing net sales from ARC-accredited travel agencies totalling $1.5 billion in February 2021, up 20% compared to January 2021.* The February total is a 79% drop year over year compared to February 2020, when net sales totalled $7.2 billion. 

 Month over month, February 2021 results showed:

    Total passenger trips increased by 16%;
    U.S. domestic trips up 19%; and
    International trips up 9%.

“This is the second month of 20% or greater growth in sales, which is an encouraging sign for air travel, particularly in the U.S.” said Chuck Thackston, ARC’s managing director of data science and research. “The easing of travel restrictions as vaccine availability increases should further fuel the recovery in the coming months.”

Total passenger trips settled by ARC in February 2021 were down 63% year over year, from 24,859,370 to 9,289,645. U.S. domestic trips were down 59% to 6.6 million, and international trips down 70% to 2.7 million YOY. The average U.S. round-trip ticket price decreased from $488 in February 2020 to $346 in February 2021.

Year over year, EMD sales for February 2021 decreased 61% to $3,082,682, while EMD transactions were down 53% to 64,331. 



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