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US & Canada Airlines Have $39 Billion of Ancillary Revenue, Including More Than $23 Billion from Co-Branded Cards – Press Release

CarTrawler sponsored research reveals US & Canada airlines grabbed 38.3% of global ancillary revenue and 66.5% of frequent flyer and commission-based revenue.  The US & Canada edged ahead with a larger share of global ancillary revenue from last year’s result of 37.1%, with a robust gain of nearly $15 billion. The recovery of long-haul traffic …

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Industry Voice: Will the global airline industry provide investors with upside in 2023?

Investment Week This year, total global ancillary revenues are forecast to come close to the record high set in 2019. According to consultancy firms IdeaWorks and CarTrawler, which monitor these fees, airlines are on track to collect $102.8 billion worldwide, up from $65.8 billion in 2021 and a stone’s throw from 2019’s $109.5 billion.  Even though …

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Transport: the cabin suitcase, the new goose that lays the golden eggs for airlines

Franceinfo Published in French, translated to English via Google Translate Cabin suitcases, still free a few years ago, are now more and more often paid for. Last year, they brought in nearly 20 billion euros for airlines.  All types combined, luggage brought in nearly 20 billion euros to airlines in 2021. A team from France Television …

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Why Booking Directly With Airlines Can Be More Expensive

The Independent Since the rise of budget airlines such as Spirit and Frontier, U.S. airlines have dramatically shifted how they make money. Rather than earning profit margin on airfare itself, which is highly competitive, airlines are increasingly focused on “ancillary revenue” from add-on fees, credit card rewards programs and seat upgrades.  Between 2019 and 2021, …

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Both the airline and the traveler win from add-on fees, a new report suggests

ConsumerAffairs The newest airline ancillary revenue report is out and, boy, oh, boy, are the airlines making bank off of those little ancillary fees.  Adding together fees for baggage, seat selection, and boarding priority along with commissions gained from hotel bookings and the sale of frequent flier miles to partners, those cha-chings are on track to …

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Domestic flights hit global price rate for peak holiday period

The Australian An annual report on airline revenue from items such as baggage fees, seat selection, food and beverage and Wi-Fi, estimated carriers would rake in $152bn in 2022, compared with $162bn three years ago.  The figure worked out to about $26.50 a passenger on top of their airfare, up from $14.25 a decade ago.  The IdeaWorks …

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Airline Ancillary Revenue Nears Pre-Pandemic Level with a 56% Increase to $102.8 Billion for 2022 – Press Release

The CarTrawler global estimate reveals the “double benefit” of ancillary revenue; it provides needed income for airlines and delivers overall lower costs for consumers.  CarTrawler, the leading provider of online car rental distribution systems, and IdeaWorksCompany, the foremost consultant on ancillary revenue, project airline ancillary revenue will increase to $102.8 billion worldwide in 2022, compared …

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Are we entering the “Ancillary Revenue Revolution” in the Hospitality Industry?

Hospitalitynet Airlines’ ancillary revenue ranges anywhere from 20 percent of total revenue for major airlines to 50 percent for low-cost carriers. According to IdeaWorksCompany, ancillary revenue totalled nearly $110 billion globally in 2019 and, despite dipping considerably in 2020, garnered more than $50 billion that year, rising to $68 billion in 2021. Most notably, ancillaries …

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Airlines find a formula to increase revenue, despite the drop in travelers

Tourinews Published in Spanish, translated to English via Google Translate Despite the fact that the prices of airline tickets and the number of travelers fell sharply in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, airlines have been able to increase revenue per passenger thanks to charging for ancillary services. This is clear from the “Ancillary …

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