Month-over-Month Growth in U.S. Domestic Passenger Trips Outpaced International in July
ARLINGTON, Va. – August 17, 2023 – Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) today released data showing July 2023 U.S. travel agency air ticket sales increased 11% year over year to $7.6 billion.* July sales were bolstered by a 16% year-over-year increase in international passenger trips and a 7% increase in U.S. domestic passenger trips settled through ARC.
Results for July 2023 showed:
|ARC Ticketing Metric||Total||Month-Over-Month Variance||Year-Over-Year Variance|
|Total passenger trips||21,928,518||-2%||+10%|
|U.S. domestic trips||13,726,481||+1%||+7%|
|Average ticket price||$528||-5%||-5%|
“Air travel demand remains strong as consumers prioritize traveling this summer and into the fall,” said Steve Solomon, chief commercial officer at ARC. “While total and international passenger trips declined slightly from June, the July results reflect typical seasonality trends.”
The average ticket price for a U.S. domestic round-trip air ticket in July 2023 was $528, a 5% decrease both month over month and year over year.
Ancillary sales increased 86% year over year to $25,257,331. Ancillary transactions increased 66% to 397,102 over the same period.**
More detailed information is available on ARC’s sales statistics page.
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