New York Tops Thanksgiving Destinations for Air Travelers
ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 20, 2018--Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) reported today that New York is the most popular destination for airline travelers during the 2018 Thanksgiving travel season. ARC’s findings, based on ticket sales data from 12,253 U.S. retail travel agency locations and online travel agencies, indicate that many of the top 10 U.S. destinations feature warmer climates. The study included over 500,000 round-trip itineraries for travel within the U.S.
While New York topped the list for Thanksgiving travel, the number of travelers this year was almost the same as in 2017, with only a very small percentage drop in travelers flying to the Big Apple this year. Las Vegas, ranking third for holiday travelers, will see an 11 percent increase in air travel this Thanksgiving while Los Angeles grew 9 percent and Orlando will see a 7 percent jump.
Overall round-trip ticket prices for holiday travel are up only slightly from 2017. Consumers paid an average of $487 to travel for Thanksgiving, a 2 percent increase from last year.
The 10 top Thanksgiving travel destinations in 2018 are:
1. New York 2. Orlando 3. Las Vegas 4. Los Angeles 5. Chicago 6. San Francisco 7. Atlanta 8. Dallas 9. Washington, D.C. 10. Miami
An industry leader in air travel distribution and intelligence, ARC settled $88.5 billion in ticket transactions in 2017 between airlines and travel agencies, representing more than 287 million passenger trips. ARC provides flexible distribution solutions, innovative technology and access to the world’s most comprehensive air ticket transaction data, helping the global air travel community connect, grow and thrive. For more information, please visit www.arccorp.com.
Notes for Editors:
*Ticket SalesThanksgiving travel occurred between the Saturday before Thanksgiving and the Monday after Thanksgiving. Average ticket price is for round-trip ticket only and includes all taxes and fees. Airport destinations include the United States with flights originating within the U.S. Results do not include sales of tickets purchased directly from airlines.
©2018 Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC). All rights reserved.
View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181120005610/en/
CONTACT: Hillary Smith
KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NEW YORK VIRGINIA
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER CONSUMER TRANSPORT AIR TRAVEL DESTINATIONS TRANSPORTATION OTHER TRAVEL RETAIL OTHER RETAIL CONSUMER
SOURCE: Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC)
Copyright Business Wire 2018.
PUB: 11/20/2018 01:00 PM/DISC: 11/20/2018 01:01 PM