U.S. Travel Agencies Air Ticket Sales Total $9.1 Billion in April 2024

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Friday, May 17th, 2024

Today, Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) released data showing April air ticket sales totaled $9.1 billion for U.S. travel agencies — a 4% increase from April 2023. This marks the largest recorded total for April since ARC began reporting this data in 2017.

Results for April 2024 showed:

ARC Ticketing Metric


Month Variance


Total Sales

$9.1 billion

-2 %

+4 %

Total Passenger Trips

25.5 million

0 %

+8 %

U.S. Domestic Trips

16.1 million

+2 %

+11 %

International Trips

9.4 million

-4 %

+4 %

Average Ticket Price


-4 %

0 %

"April domestic demand broke from seasonal norms with a monthly increase in U.S. passenger trips booked," said Steve Solomon, chief commercial officer at ARC. "As travel agencies navigate the shifting air travel retailing landscape, their value to both business and leisure travelers continues to be on display."

April ancillary sales increased 21% year over year to $30 million, while ancillary transactions increased 46% to 535,345 over the same period.** 

More detailed information is available on ARC's sales statistics page.