US Travel Agencies’ First Quarter Air Ticket Sales Flat Compared to 2014

Ticket Transactions Increase 4.63 Percent in First Three Months of 2015 vs. 2014

ARLINGTON, Va.--()--Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC), the financial settlement link between airlines and travel sellers, reported today that the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by US-based travel agencies was flat with a .20 percent* increase in the first three months of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014, totaling $24.1 billion vs. $24 billion. March 2015 ticket sales increased 2.23 percent to $8.7 billion vs. the same month last year.

Ticket transactions for the first quarter increased 4.63 percent in 2015 vs. 2014 to 41.3 million. Passenger segments increased slightly by 1.39 percent to 88.5 million, compared to 87.3 million in 2014.

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About ARC:

ARC powers the US-based travel industry with premier business solutions, travel agency accreditation services, process and financial management tools, and powerful data analytics. In 2014, ARC settled $89.6 billion worth of carrier ticket transactions for more than 9,400 travel agencies with 13,000 points of sale. By providing world-class business services and products, ARC enables participating agencies and 200 carriers to focus on what's important—increasing their revenue. Established in 1984, ARC is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. For more information, please visit

Notes for Editors:

*Ticket Sales

  • Results based on monthly sales data ending March 31, 2015, from 13,115 US retail and corporate travel agent locations, satellite ticket printing offices and online travel agencies.
  • Results do not include sales of tickets purchased directly from airlines.
  • Total sales are equal to the total amount paid for a ticket, which includes taxes and fees.

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Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC)
Katie Murrin, 703-341-1004

Release Summary

Monthly air ticket sales results for US-based travel agencies.


Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC)
Katie Murrin, 703-341-1004