ARC: Ticket purchases decreased, refunds increased for travel to Dominican Republic during 1H2019

    Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) reported (01-Jul-2019) fewer tickets were purchased to the Dominican Republic and more refunds for previously purchased tickets were requested during 1H2019, while the rest of the Caribbean and Mexicoshowed an increase in passengers. Other key trends include:

    • US ticket purchases and refunds for travel to the Dominican Republic:
      • Ticket purchases decreased 10% year-on-year from 01-Jun-2019 to 23-Jun-2019;
      • Refunds for ticket purchases increased 127% from 01-Jan-2019 to 23-Jun-2019;
    • Ticket activity outside the US for travel to the Dominican Republic:
      • Ticket purchases decreased 28% from 01-Jun-2019 to 23-Jun-2019;
      • Refunds for ticket purchases increased 8% from 01-Jun-2019 to 23-Jun-2019;
    • Destinations with the most significant increase in ticket purchases included: