Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) today reported the following consolidated airline ticketing volume variances, compared to the same period in 2019.
These totals represent sales generated by U.S. travel agencies* and processed through the ARC settlement system. Data figures are for the seven days ending November 8, 2020.
Tickets Issued for All Itineraries:
7-Day Period EndingTicket Variance vs. Same Week 2019 Sales Variancevs. Same Week 2019October 18-66.1%-79.4%October 25-66.1%-79.2%November 1-68.5%-80.1%November 8-68.4%-80.2%Year-to-Date (YTD)-60.70%-68.36%
Variances in Tickets Sold by Segment for All Itineraries:
7-Day Period EndingCorporateOnlineLeisure/OtherOctober 18-85.4%-48.1%-69.1%October 25-84.8%-49.5%-67.5%November 1-85.3%-53.8%-69.5%November 8-85.7%-54.3%-69.1%Year-to-Date (YTD)-69.82%-53.58% -61.66%
Results are based on weekly sales data ending November 8, 2020, from 11,486 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.Total sales are equal to the total amount paid for a ticket, which includes taxes and fees.
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