US Travel Agency Seven-Day Air Ticket Volume and Other Variances Ending March 29, 2020

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US Travel Agency Seven-Day Air Ticket Volume and Other Variances Ending March 29, 2020

ARLINGTON, Va. – March 30, 2020 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 29, 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 8 -25.5% -43.6%
March 15 -45.2% -63.2%
March 22 -80.1% -83.4%
March 29 -88.5% -91.68%
Year-to-date (YTD) -20.6% -25.3%

Variances in Tickets Sold by Segment for All Itineraries:

7-Day Period Ending Corporate Online Leisure/Other
March 8 -32.3% -17.6% -31.3%
March 15 -65.2% -29.4% -49.1%
March 22 -89.5% -77.7% -73.9%
March 29 -93.9% -86.6% -85.9%
Year-to-Date (YTD) -22.5% -19.5% -20.2%

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

7-Day Period Ending Change From Prior Week Average Ticket Price
March 8 -12.6% $437
March 15 -16.8% $363
March 22 -7.6% $336
March 29 -11.3% $298
Year-to-Date (YTD) -3.1% (Avg. Weekly Change) $468

*Notes

  • Results are based on weekly sales data ending March 29, 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.

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