July Year-Over-Year U.S. Travel Agency Air Ticket Sales Increase 69%

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July Year-Over-Year U.S. Travel Agency Air Ticket Sales Increase 69%

Month-Over-Month Total Sales Decrease After Surpassing 2019 Levels in June

ARLINGTON, Va. – August 18, 2022 Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) today released data showing ARC-accredited travel agency air ticket sales totaling $6.8 billion in July 2022, a 69% year-over-year increase from July 2021.* The average U.S. round-trip air travel ticket price was $555 in July 2022, up 21% from July 2021 and 8% lower than June 2022. This marks the second consecutive month of declining average ticket price.

Month over month, July 2022 results showed:

  • Total sales decreased 13%.
  • Total passenger trips down 8%.
  • U.S. domestic trips decreased 6%.
  • International trips decreased 10%.

“We’re seeing the monthly average ticket price decline earlier in the year than usual,” said Steve Solomon, chief commercial officer at ARC. “Looking ahead to the remainder of the year, we expect to see a continued increase in business travel as the summer vacation season winds down.”

Total passenger trips settled by ARC in July 2022 increased 18% year over year from 16.8 million to 19.9 million, led by a 50% year-over-year increase in international trips, which totaled 7 million. U.S. domestic trips increased 6% to 12.8 million over the same period.

EMD sales increased 90% year over year to $13,610,107. EMD transactions increased 58% to 239,779 over the same period.**

More detailed information is available on ARC’s sales statistics page. Additional breakdown of corporate, leisure and online ticket sales can be found on the ARC COVID-19 data page.


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