Travel agencies sold 82% more in air sales in March than Feb., ARC says

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Air ticket sales are on the rise for the third month in a row, ARC said. Photo Credit: Viktor Gladkov/Shutterstock.com

ARC-accredited travel agencies sold $2.8 billion in airline tickets in March, an 82% increase from February's net sales.

The jump is the third in a row, month-over-month. 

The data comes as airlines are reporting surging domestic leisure travel. Delta reported Thursday that leisure domestic bookings currently have recovered to 85% of 2019 levels. However, corporate and international travel remain approximately 80% down from 2019.

ARC said total passenger trips increased 54% month-over-month in March.

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