US Travel Agency Seven-Day Air Ticket Volume and Other Variances Ending October 3, 2021

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US Travel Agency Seven-Day Air Ticket Volume and Other Variances Ending October 3, 2021

ARLINGTON, Va. – October 4, 2021 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 U.S. travel agencies* and processed through the ARC settlement system. Data figures are for the seven days ending October 3, 2021. Access ARC’s full weekly airline sales data dating back to March 2020.

Tickets Issued for All Itineraries:

7-Day Period Ending Ticket Variance
vs. Same Week 2019
Sales Variance
vs. Same Week 2019
September 12 -40.7% -59.6%
September 19 -39.4% -59.1%
September 26 -38.0% -55.8%
October 3 -34.9% -52.2%
52-Week Average** -51.3% -66.6%

Variances in Tickets Sold by Segment for All Itineraries:

7-Day Period Ending Corporate Online Leisure/Other
September 12 -62.9% -21.0% -44.1%
September 19 -61.7% -16.1% -45.5%
September 26 -60.6% -15.9% -42.7%
October 3 -57.9% -13.8% -38.2%
52-Week Average** -74.8% -32.3% -55.2%

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*Notes

  • Results are based on weekly sales data ending October 3, 2021, from 10,934 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.

**Additional Notes

  • The 52-week rolling average is the average ticketing volume and other variances over the 52 weeks, ending with the most recent week, compared to the 2019 baseline numbers.

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