ARC reports Mexico, New York rank as top holiday destinations for air rravelers

ARC Data Also Shows Travel Increased to Many European Destinations

Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) has announced ticket sales for air travel are up for many popular European destinations this Christmas-New Year´s season compared to 2017, the company said.

The number of air tickets sold for travel to the United Kingdom is up 20 percent compared with the same period last year. Italy is up 21 percent while France and Spain are up 12 percent.

Domestic air travel for the Christmas-New Year´s season decreased in 2018 compared to last year. Holiday air travel is down 14 percent for flights to Washington, D.C., 12 percent for San Francisco, 8 percent for Los Angeles, 6 percent for Boston and 5 percent for New York.

The top 10 international Christmas-New Year´s seasonal flight destinations in 2018 are:

1. Mexico
2. United Kingdom
3. Dominican Republic
4. Jamaica
5. Puerto Rico
6. Italy
7. France
8. Spain and Canary Islands
9. Bahamas
10. Germany

The top 10 city Christmas-New Year´s seasonal flight destinations in 2018 are:

1. New York
2. Los Angeles
3. San Francisco
4. Seattle
5. Chicago
6. Orlando
7. Denver
8. Boston
9. Washington, D.C.
10. Cancun

ARC is an industry leader in air travel distribution and intelligence. ARC settled USD 88.5 billion in ticket transactions in 2017 between airlines and travel agencies, representing more than 287 million passenger trips.