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  April 24th, 2023 | Written by

U.S. Travel Agency Air Ticket Sales Hit Record in March

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Monthly Sales Total Tops Pre-Pandemic Levels for Second Straight Month.

Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) today released data showing U.S. travel agency air ticket sales totaled $9.6 billion in March 2023, a 22% year-over-year increase and the largest monthly total recorded by ARC.* March 2023 sales and passenger trip totals followed typical month-over-month trends and were boosted by a robust increase in international travel demand from the comparable prior year period. Month over month, March 2023 results showed:

  • Total sales increased 15%.
  • Total passenger trips increased 15%.
  • U.S. domestic trips increased 16%.
  • International trips increased 14%.

Total passenger trips settled by ARC in March 2023 increased 4% year over year to 25.8 million. International trips increased 17%, while domestic trips decreased 4% over the same period. The average U.S. round-trip air travel ticket price was $559 in March, a 4% increase from the previous year ($540) and 2% month-over-month decrease from February ($571).

Ancillary sales increased 127% year over year to $26,685,399. Ancillary transactions increased 60% to 373,107 over the same period.**

More detailed information is available on ARC’s sales statistics page.

About ARC

ARC accelerates the growth of global air travel by delivering forward-looking travel data, flexible distribution services and other innovative industry solutions. We are a leading travel intelligence company that possesses the world’s largest, most comprehensive global airline ticket dataset, including more than 15 billion passenger flights representing 490 airlines and 230 countries and territories. Our solutions and expertise strengthen economies and enrich lives by connecting stakeholders across the travel ecosystem. For more information, visit