ARC records continued negative variance in tickets and sales in Apr-2020

    Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) reported (27-Apr-2020) the following consolidated airline ticket volume variances for the seven days ended 26-Apr-2020, representing the sales generated by US travel agencies and processed through the ARC settlement system:

    • Tickets issued for all itineraries:
      • Ticket variance: -37.45% year-on-year;
      • Sales variance: -42.09%;
    • Variances in tickets sold by segment for all itineraries:
      • Corporate: -39.76%;
      • Leisure/other: -37.12%;
      • Online: -36.08%.

    These results do not include sales of tickets purchased directly from airlines and are not net of refunds or exchanges. [more – original PR]