Year-over-Year US Travel Agency Seven-Day Air Ticket Volume and Other Variances Ending September 18, 2022

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Year-over-Year US Travel Agency Seven-Day Air Ticket Volume and Other Variances Ending September 18, 2022

ARLINGTON, Va. – September 19, 2022 Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) today reported year-over-year consolidated airline ticketing volume variances for the week ending September 18, 2022. These totals represent sales generated by U.S. travel agencies* and processed through the ARC settlement system compared to the same period in 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 2021

Sales Variance
vs. Same Week 2021

August 28

45.6%

129.4%

September 4

44.2%

129.5%

September 11

42.8%

131.8%

September 18

38.2%

126.0%

52-Week Average**

60.4%

134.4%

Variances in Tickets Sold by Segment for All Itineraries:

7-Day Period Ending

Corporate

Online

Leisure/Other

August 28

100.7%

1.8%

95.0%

September 4

100.1%

0.2%

91.4%

September 11

100.9%

-1.8%

93.1%

September 18

94.6%

-7.1%

89.8%

52-Week Average**

150.4%

18.2%

106.3%

ARC continues to release weekly consolidated airline ticketing volume variances compared to the same period in 2019. This data offers a comprehensive look at total air travel recovery at pre-pandemic levels.

Tickets Issued for All Itineraries:

7-Day Period Ending

Ticket Variance
vs. Same Week 2019

Sales Variance
vs. Same Week 2019

August 28

-16.9%

-8.5%

September 4

-14.6%

-8.2%

September 11

-15.3%

-6.4%

September 18

-16.2%

-7.6%

52-Week Average***

-25.0%

-25.3%

Variances in Tickets Sold by Segment for All Itineraries:

7-Day Period Ending

Corporate

Online

Leisure/Other

August 28

-28.2%

-22.9%

3.9%

September 4

-24.6%

-19.5%

3.1%

September 11

-25.5%

-22.5%

7.1%

September 18

-25.6%

-22.1%

-3.0%

52-Week Average***

-40.8%

-23.1%

-12.2%

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*Notes

  • Results are based on weekly sales data ending September 18, 2022, from 10,642 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.

  • Corporate: Agencies that primarily help companies organize travel arrangements for their employees.

  • Online: Online travel agencies, sometimes referred to as “OTAs, are web-based travel agencies.

  • Leisure/Other: “Leisure” represents agencies that primarily help travelers with vacation arrangements. “Other” represents a section of agencies that can’t be categorized as corporate, OTA or leisure.

**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 2021 baseline numbers.

***Additional Notes

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

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