ARLINGTON, Virginia – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) today released data showing ARC-accredited travel agency net sales totaling $ 4.2 billion in June 2021, an 800% increase from June 2020. * The total of June 2021 is the second month of 18% month-over-month growth and the third consecutive month of double-digit sales growth.

Month after month, the results for June 2021 showed:

“In the first half of 2021, we saw five months of double-digit month-over-month sales growth, primarily driven by leisure demand,” said Chuck Thackston, chief executive officer of data science and research at ARC. “With the easing of travel restrictions in Europe throughout June and business travel continuing to rebound, we will ensure that the industry’s overall recovery continues through the end of summer. . ”

Total passenger trips settled by the CRA in June 2021 increased 208% year-over-year, from nearly 5.7 million to 17.5 million. For the second month in a row, the increase in international passenger travel outpaced domestic travel year-on-year, up 267% and 208%, respectively. Overall, domestic passenger travel in the United States totaled 12.3 million, compared with 5.2 million for international travel. The average price of round-trip tickets in the United States rose to $ 454 in June 2021, from $ 374 in May 2020.

Year over year, EMD sales for June 2021 increased 296% to $ 8,221,487, while EMD transactions increased 308% to 170,331. **

More detailed information is available on the CRA website.

About the CRA:

As a leader in air travel intelligence and omnichannel retail, ARC provides platforms, tools and information that help the global travel community connect, grow and prosper. ARC enables the diverse retail strategies of its customers by providing innovative technology, flexible settlement solutions and access to the world’s most comprehensive airline transaction data set. In 2019, the CRA handled more than $ 97.4 billion in transactions between airlines and travel agencies, accounting for more than 302 million passenger trips. For more information, please visit arccorp.com.

Notes to Editors:

* Ticket sales

  • The results are based on monthly sales data ending June 30, 2021, from 10,951 retail and corporate travel agencies in the United States, satellite ticket printing offices and travel agencies in line. Results do not include sales of tickets purchased directly from airlines.

  • Average ticket price (USD) is for a round-trip ticket paid through the ARC for an itinerary that included only domestic travel within the United States.

  • Passenger trips include the total number of passengers making a trip from one airport to another using direct or connecting flights. Newly issued trips are added and reimbursed trips are deducted to provide a clear view of passengers traveling.

  • Domestic passenger trips within the United States include the total number settled by the CRA when the itinerary is entirely within the United States International passenger trips include the total number settled by the CRA where part or all of the trip takes place to airports outside the United States or originates from outside the United States

  • Total sales equals the total amount paid for a ticket, which includes taxes and fees.

** Miscellaneous electronic documents (DME)

  • Includes charges for products and services such as upgraded seats, checked baggage, unaccompanied minor, cabin pet, etc.

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