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Airlines continue to find ways to increase ancillary revenue

September 29, 2022

Travel Weekly

The Car Trawler Yearbook of Ancillary Revenue, undertaken by consulting firm IdeaWorks, found that in 2021 the average airline ancillary revenue per passenger was $29.96, up 39% from the 2019 average of $21.54 per passenger.  The study included 75 airlines that disclosed ancillary sales results for 2021. It includes sales of traditional ancillary products such as checked and carry-on bags, reserved seat assignments and WiFi, but also includes loyalty revenue, earned primarily by the sale of frequent flyers points to bank partners as part of co-branded credit card partnerships as well as other non-ticket revenues, such as commissions from rental car sales.

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