Weekly Media Update: US Travel Agency Seven-Day Air Ticket Volume and Other Variances Ending March 22, 2020

Today, ARC begins releasing key airline ticketing data compiled from weekly sales by U.S. travel agencies, including online, corporate, and retail organizations. We will publish this information each Monday in a rolling four-week table. For more information, please refer to the notes section below.

ARLINGTON, Va.--()--Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) today reported the following consolidated airline ticketing volume variances, compared to the same period in 2019. These totals represent sales generated by US travel agencies* and processed through the ARC settlement system. Data figures are for the seven days ending March 22, 2020. More in-depth, custom data is available from ARC for purchase. Please click here for more information.

Tickets Issued for All Itineraries:

7-Day Period Ending:

Ticket Variance
vs. Same Week 2019

Sales Variance
vs. Same Week 2019

March 1

-15.6%

-8.9%

March 8

-25.5%

-22.2%

March 15

-45.2%

-43.6%

March 22

-80.1%

-63.2%

Year-to-Date (YTD)

-14.78%

-19.58%

Variances in Tickets Sold by Segment for All Itineraries:

7-Day Period Ending

Corporate

Online

Leisure/Other

March 1

-8.6%

-18.7%

-17.8%

March 8

-32.3%

-17.6%

-31.3%

March 15

-65.2%

-29.4%

-49.1%

March 22

-89.5%

-77.7%

-73.9%

Year-to-Date (YTD)

-16.62%

-13.82%

-14.33%

Average Air Ticket Price for U.S. Domestic Round Trips:

7-Day Period Ending

Change from
prior week

Average Ticket Price

March 1

1.9%

$499

March 8

-12.6%

$437

March 15

-16.8%

$363

March 22

-7.6%

$336

Year-to-Date (YTD)

-2.4%
(Avg. Weekly Change)

$470

*Notes

  • Results are based on weekly sales data ending March 22, 2020, from 11,800 U.S. retail and corporate travel agency locations, and online travel agencies. Results do not include sales of tickets purchased directly from airlines and are not net of refunds or exchanges.
  • Average ticket price (in USD) for a round-trip ticket settled through ARC for an itinerary that included only U.S. domestic travel.
  • Total sales are equal to the total amount paid for a ticket, which includes taxes and fees.

About ARC:

As a leader in air travel intelligence and omnichannel retailing, ARC provides platforms, tools and insights that help the global travel community connect, grow and thrive. ARC enables the diverse retailing strategies of its customers by providing innovative technology, flexible settlement solutions and access to the world’s most comprehensive air transaction dataset. In 2019, ARC managed more than $97.4 billion in transactions between airlines and travel agencies, representing more than 302 million passenger trips. For more information, please visit arccorp.com.

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Contacts

Peter Abzug
703.816.8158
pabzug@arccorp.com

Contacts

Peter Abzug
703.816.8158
pabzug@arccorp.com