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US Journey Businesses’ Air Ticket Gross sales As soon as Once more Surpass $Four Billion

Air journey distribution and intelligence supplier Airways Reporting Corp. (ARC) at this time launched its collected knowledge report on web gross sales from ARC-accredited journey businesses final month. It revealed that July 2021 airline ticket gross sales elevated by 947 p.c over July 2020, and was the second consecutive month this yr wherein gross sales totaled greater than $Four billion.

Regardless of that, July 2021 really constituted the primary month wherein general gross sales decreased after seven sequential months of progress. However, ARC mentioned that this follows a typical seasonal sample of gross sales falling between June and July yearly.


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Month over month, July 2021 knowledge revealed:

—Complete passenger journeys down by 4 p.c

—U.S. home journeys down by two p.c

—Worldwide journeys down by 10 p.c

“We sometimes see a slowdown in new air ticket gross sales in the course of the summer time months as customers end their summer time trip journey,” mentioned Chuck Thackston, ARC’s managing director of information science and analysis. “Whereas airways and organizations watch the brand new COVID-19 variants to find out the impression on journey, we anticipate new bookings and ticket gross sales to observe the same sample to prior years.”

The information from July 2021 additionally confirmed:

— The whole variety of passenger journeys settled by ARC rose 229 p.c yr over yr from 5.1 million to 16.eight million.

—U.S. home passenger journeys elevated 230 p.c, whereas worldwide journeys grew 226 p.c yr over yr.

—Total, U.S. home passenger journeys totaled 12.1 million, whereas worldwide journeys totaled 4.7 million.

—The typical U.S. round-trip ticket worth elevated to $458, up from $321 in July 2020.

—Digital Miscellaneous Doc (EMD) gross sales jumped 311 p.c to $7,159,107, whereas EMD transactions grew 366 p.c to $151,578. EMD refers to airways’ ancillary income from digital gross sales and transactions in addition to tickets.

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