ARC, the financial settlement link between airlines and travel sellers, reported today that the consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.- based travel agencies increased 0.20 percent* year-over-year in the first two months of 2013 compared to the same period last year, totaling $15 billion vs. $14.9 billion in 2012. Ticket transactions so far for 2013 decreased 1.05 percent over the same period in 2012 to 25.5 million. Year-to-date passenger segments were essentially flat, decreasing 0.7 percent to 53.8 million compared to 54.5 million in 2012. More detailed information is available at ARC Operations & Settlement Dashboard Read also "IATA boosts forecast for air demand growth"