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Snacks and seat charges fatten up Ryanair revenues as it ranks in top five airlines worldwide for ‘ancillary’ sales

September 27, 2023

Irish Independent

Ryanair ranks among the top five airlines in the world in terms of the revenue it generates from ancillary revenues that include everything extra that passengers pay for, from a cup of coffee on board to seat selection, according to a new report from Dublin-based CarTrawler.  CarTrawler offers technology solutions to global travel firms for services such as car hire. Its deputy chairman is Willie Walsh, the former CEO of Aer Lingus owner IAG.  Mr Walsh is currently the director general of the International Air Transport Association.  CarTrawler’s report in conjunction with IdeaWorksCompany shows that total ancillary revenue generated by the 65 airlines rose by more than 50pc in 2022 versus 2021, from $45.4bn to $68.7bn (€65.3bn).


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