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Survey of 25 Leading Airlines Identifies Global Use of Four Strategies to Support COVID-19 Recovery – Press Release

CarTrawler-sponsored research finds that guidance for travel restrictions and Covid-19 testing is now provided by most airlines.  Airlines are recognizing the need to expand Covid-19 care beyond physical safety measures to new areas such as providing more online information and service features. Face masks and disinfected aircraft have become standard consumer expectations. The recovery phase …

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Transformation 2021: How Airlines and Travelers Will Adapt as the Pandemic Recedes – Report

Covid-19 testing and health passports will help boost traveler confidence, but a well-vaccinated world is the most certain way to restore air travel.  The IdeaWorksCompany 17-page analysis evaluates how airlines are affected by vaccines, Covid-19 testing, and health passports and how consumer perception of everyday threats likely plays a large role in the return of travel.  …

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US & Canada Airlines Dominate Ancillary Revenue With More Than 33% of Global Total for 2020 – Press Release

New research from CarTrawler and IdeaWorksCompany has shown that US and Canada airlines dominate global ancillary revenue, accounting for more than a third of the market’s total value of $58.2 billion. This assessment comes against the backdrop of rare good news for the airline industry. Ancillary revenue actually increased during the depths of the pandemic …

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Daily Memo: Up To 36% Of Business Travel May Never Return

Aviation Week A new study by a group of travel experts set out to determine what percentage of business travel may be permanently lost in the post-COVID-19 era.  The results weren’t pretty.  Produced by the IdeaWorks consultancy, the study took a novel approach by dividing business travel into seven categories, and then drawing on a variety of …

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More than one-third of all airline business trips could disappear after COVID

PhocusWire A new report produced by IdeaWorksCompany and sponsored by CarTrawler predicts airline travel for business purposes will be permanently down at least 19% and as much as 36% compared to pre-pandemic levels, as a portion of trips are replaced by technology.  The Journey Ahead: How the Pandemic and Technology Will Change Airline Business Travel breaks …

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Up To 36% Of Airline Business Travel Won’t Return After Covid Pandemic Ends, Study Estimates

Forbes A new study by IdeaWorks and reported by the Wall Street Journal is the first detailed look at the long-term impacts Covid-19 could have on business travel. I, along with three other travel professionals, designed the study, conducted the research, and reached out to others for comments. Its conclusions are eye-opening: that between 19% …

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Airline Business Trips Could Drop 36% as Corporate Travelers Embrace Technology – Press Release

Airlines can recover the revenue loss by prioritizing leisure travel and ancillary revenue, along with modifying cabin seating strategy.  Dublin, Ireland & Shorewood, Wisconsin, Wednesday, 1 December, 2020: Business travel is likely to stay depressed as the airline industry begins its recovery from the pandemic. That’s the conclusion of a new report based upon a first-ever …

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The Journey Ahead: How the Pandemic and Technology Will Change Airline Business Travel – Report

Business travel is likely to stay depressed as the airline industry begins its recovery from the pandemic. That’s the conclusion of a new report based upon a first-ever approach of assessing business travel by trip purpose, rather than industry category. The Journey Ahead: How the Pandemic and Technology Will Change Airline Business Travel is sponsored …

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Emirates Group Chooses London For Inflight Retail HQ As Focus On Ancillary Sales Sharpens

Forbes The latest update on ancillary revenue from Wisconsin-based consulting group IdeaWorksCompany projects that it will drop by almost 50% this year to $58.2 billion worldwide, wiping out five years of annual gains. The just-released data are based on a larger list of 134 airlines—versus the 81 that reported for the CarTrawler 2020 Yearbook – …

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Airline Ancillary Revenue Plummets to $58.2 Billion in 2020, Erasing 5 Years of Annual Gains – Press Release

IdeaWorksCompany, the foremost consultant on ancillary revenue, and CarTrawler, the leading provider of online car rental distribution systems, project airline ancillary revenue will drop to $58.2 billion worldwide in 2020, compared to $109.5 billion in 2019.  The CarTrawler Worldwide Estimate of Ancillary Revenue represents a 47% decrease, dropping slightly below the $59.2 billion amount for …

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