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Airline Ticket Sales

From deregulation to automation to online – 40 years of distribution

DEREGULATION Deregulation of the US Airline Industry in 1978 brought enormous change to the US travel landscape, making entry into new markets accessible and entry as a new airline much more feasible.  Deregulation took us from 60 airlines in 1970 to 90 in 1978 all the way to 192 airlines serving the US in 2010. …

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Travel Industry – Online airline ticket sale growth trending down – TMCs picking up slack

The Airline Reporting Corporation tracks airline ticket sales for the 14,500 travel agencies (both online and offline) in the US.  In May, these agencies sold $7.4 billion in air tickets, up 5.92% year over year. In the first quarter of 2011, online agencies represented 23% of all airline tickets sold in the US, that is …

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ARC Reports that online travel agency ticketing is declining

After several years of online agencies leading growth in air ticket sales, the last few months show a distinct decline for the online sector. In this month’s travel agency channel segmentation report, the Airline Reporting Corporation reports that online travel agency transactions are down.  Picking up the slack are the “Mega” agencies (Amex, Carlson, Hogg …

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