Airline Sales Stats Show Ticket Transactions Up, Sales Dollars Down
According to the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC), a technology solutions company that closely monitors and tracks the airline based travel industry, total airline ticket transactions rose in the month of June, but total sales in dollars of ticket sales actually fell.
Throughout June, a total of 13,800,755 airline tickets were booked in the United States — marking an increase of 6.22 percent from the same month a year ago. On the other hand, total ticket sales fell 3.63 percent over the same period to $7.35 billion.
The total number of domestic transactions rose 5.04 percent from June of last year to 9.432 million, while international transactions rose 8.84 percent to 4.369 million.
Several airlines reported company specific data on Wednesday. JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) saw its stock trade higher by nearly 3 percent after the company announced its revenue passenger miles rose 11.6 percent year-over-year in June, but preliminary revenue per available seat mile fell 4.5 percent.
On the other hand, shares of American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ: AAL) were trading in negative territory after the company announced total revenue passenger miles rose 2.2 percent to $20.9 billion year-over-year in June, but it expects consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile to fall 6 to 7 percent year-over-year in the second quarter.
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