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  July 21st, 2023 | Written by

U.S. Travel Agency Air Ticket Sales Top $8 Billion in June

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Air Travel Sales and Passenger Trips Grew Steadily in the First Half of 2023.

Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) today released data showing June 2023 U.S. travel agency air ticket sales increased 2% year over year to $8.1 billion.

Total sales for the first six months of 2023 were 27% higher than the first six months of 2022 and down 0.3% compared to 2019. Total passenger trips were up 11% over the same period compared to 2022 and down 12% compared to 2019.

International travel saw the biggest improvement from January to June 2023, with the total number of international trips settled through ARC increasing 22% year over year compared to a 5% growth in domestic trips.

Results for June 2023 showed:

ARC Ticketing Metric Total Month-Over-Month Variance Year-Over-Year Variance
Total sales $8,098,227,889 -10% +2%
Total passenger trips 22,276,370 -8% +3%
U.S. domestic trips 13,620,896 -8% -1%
International trips 8,655,474 -7% +10%
Average ticket price $555 -1% -8%

June marked the third month in a row that the average price of a U.S. round-trip ticket was below year-over-year levels.

Ancillary sales increased 79% year over year to $24,555,898. Ancillary transactions increased 62% to 377,122 over the same period.

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