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Seven Young Airlines Try Their Ancillary Revenue Wings – Report

March 19, 2024

CarTrawler-sponsored analysis reviews the ancillary revenue strategies of seven new entrant airlines: Akasa Air, Air Japan, BeOnd, Bonza, Greater Bay Airlines, Jetlines, and Norse Atlantic.  New entrant airlines provide a unique marketing lesson because they begin with an empty canvas. In theory, start-up teams scan the competitive environment and select features they believe will produce success. Today, new airlines overwhelmingly rely upon branded fares as their primary ancillary revenue method. This is a significant change from ten years ago when these were much rarer. Branded fares provide the best ancillary revenue results and are based upon marketing research which has shown many consumers prefer a “middle choice” rather than opting for the lowest or highest price.  Seven Young Airlines Try Their Ancillary Revenue Wings was issued today as a 16-page report. It provides six recommendations for boosting ancillary revenue through the branded fares method. The report describes how each carrier generates ancillary revenue by highlighting their booking path features and unique retail methods

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