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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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Low Cost Carriers Fly 27% of World’s Passengers and Global Alliances Generate $483 Billion in Revenue – Press Release

The new Datalex Big Book of Airline Data by IdeaWorksCompany offers passenger traffic, airline revenue, and frequent flyer info for 221 airlines from Aegean to Zhuhai.  Datalex, a market leader in digital commerce for travel retail, and IdeaWorksCompany, the foremost consultant on ancillary revenue, released a new publication providing a world of data collated by …

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2020 Datalex Big Book of Airline Data by IdeaWorksCompany

The 2020 Datalex Big Book of Airline Data is a snapshot in time and is based on the 2019 reporting period.  The 77-page document, sponsored by Datalex, is a significant undertaking with a review of nearly 300 airlines to find traffic, revenue, and membership numbers for inclusion in the report. The information is presented in …

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Loyalty programs still the biggest ancillary earner for most airlines

Wall Street Journal IdeaWorks priced award tickets at each airline’s 10 busiest domestic routes and found the highest average price among the six biggest U.S. airlines was 21,800 miles at American. In IdeaWorks’s 2019 survey, which covered May-October travel dates, American averaged 23,700 miles, or 9% more.  The gap at United was far wider: The survey …

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Loyalty programs still the biggest ancillary earner for most airlines

PhocusWire The latest airline ancillary revenue study reveals that 76 carriers made almost $52.7 billion in extra revenue last year.  The CarTrawler Ancillary Revenue Yearbook, compiled by IdeaWorksCompany, highlights the top airlines according to total ancillary revenue and ancillary earnings as a percentage of total revenue. American Airlines took the top slot at $7.2 billion, followed by …

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Covid-19: IdeaWorks draws on airlines’ best practices to spur travel recovery

TR Business Travel IdeaWorks Company has released a complimentary 17-page report designed to encourage confidence in travel as a result of the current climate.  Sponsored by CarTrawler, the ‘Flight Plan 2020: Creating Traveler Confidence in the time of COVID’ report identifies 10 ways that airlines are assisting the recovery, with specific examples from the likes of …

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Europe Tops List When It Comes to Charging for Airline Extras

Airline Ratings A regional breakdown published by IdeaWorksCompany and CarTrawler shows that the Europe/Russia region leads the world when it comes to extracting revenue for extras.  IdeaWorks looks regularly at what it calls “a la carte” extras such as fees for checked baggage, assigned seats buy-on-board meals, early boarding and inflight entertainment.  It found Europe/Russia accounted for …

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European airlines top ancillary revenue ranking for 2019

Business Traveller According to consultancy Idea Works and ground transport company Cartrawler, airlines took $75.6 billion in ‘a la carte revenue’ globally in 2019.  This was led by European airlines, which made $31.5 billion, followed by Asia Pacific airlines at $21.1 billion, Canadian and US airlines at $14.8 billion, African and Middle Eastern airlines at $5 …

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European Airlines Lead a la Carte Revenue Estimate at $31.5 Billion with Asian Carriers 2nd at $21.1 Billion – Press Release

The birthplace of airline a la carte revenue—Europe—continues to lead the globe in annual growth for this key sales component. And the world’s fastest-growing air travel market, Asia, is not far behind.  IdeaWorksCompany, the foremost consultancy on airline ancillary revenues, and CarTrawler, the leading technology platform providing end to end transport solutions for online businesses, …

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January 22, 2020

The Best Seats Airlines Hold Back from Frequent Fliers Wall Street Journal Consulting firm IdeaWorks did 3,600 searches for two business- or first-class awards on 18 different airlines. It found Turkish Airlines had the highest availability at 98% and Scandinavian Airlines the lowest at 2%.  United had two seats available at the Saver level on only …

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