Agency Sales, Fares Climb Upward

by Michele McDonald


Travel agency sales followed air fares on their upward trajectory in January, according to the Airlines Reporting Corp.

Agency sales were up 5.56% for the month, to $7,739,640,887. Air fares rose 5.95%, to $6,084,403,891.

The higher fares did not seem to dampen travelers’ enthusiasm for travel. International transactions rose 14.28%, to 5,077,242, and domestic transactions increased 9.96%, to 10,392,892.

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