Airline Products

Buckets of Cash: Airport Lounges Are Big Business, With Delta Sky Clubs Serving More Than 30 Million Guests Annually – Press Release

Airport Lounges Are the Hottest Ticket was issued today as an 18-page report to describe the economics of lounges and consumer fascination with these airport retreats.  The following are key findings from the report: Co-branded credit cards contribute 40% of guests for airline-operated lounges in the US, with just 5% of guests purchasing single visit […]

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Airport Lounges Are the Hottest Ticket – Report

This CarTrawler sponsored report describes how lounges are a “must have” amenity for millions of travelers and for millions in airline revenues. The pandemic unleashed consumer craving for amenities to relieve the little miseries that can accompany travel today. Airport lounges have become a hugely popular answer. Today, lounge operators are the beneficiaries of hordes

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Branded Fares Dominate Ancillary Revenue for New Airlines All Over the World – Press Release

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

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Seven Young Airlines Try Their Ancillary Revenue Wings – Report

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

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Premium Travel: The Upper Middle Class Seat Priced for the Upper Middle Class – Press Release

Long Haul Premium: Upper Middle Class ─ for the Upper Middle Class was issued today as a 14-page report. It includes the results of a review of 20 leading global network carriers regarding their long haul premium economy cabins. The report describes the trends which support the potential for premium economy to someday deliver more

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Long Haul Premium: Upper Middle Class ─ for the Upper Middle Class – Report

Long Haul Premium: Upper Middle Class ─ for the Upper Middle Class was issued today as a 14-page report.  It includes the results of a review of 20 leading global network carriers regarding their long haul premium economy cabins.  The report describes the trends which support the potential for premium economy to someday deliver more

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Special Offers ─ Ancillary Revenue

Low Cost and Regional Airlines Magazine ─ LARA “Three areas of innovation have caught my attention ─ lounges, super apps and booking flexibility,” says Jay Sorensen, President of IdeaWorksCompany and an expert on airline ancillary revenues.  These innovations are highlighted in IdeaWorks’ and CarTrawler’s Airline Revenue Innovations:  A Global Sample of the Coolest Products and

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Fliers Can’t Get Enough of the ‘Upper-Middle Class’ Section of the Plane

Wall Street Journal The new hot section on the plane isn’t at the very front.  With offerings labeled Premium Plus, Premium Select or Premium Economy, airlines are expanding these sections, which typically come with roomy seats, early boarding, free alcohol and better meals.  Airlines say they appeal to travelers with more disposable income, especially on

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Shaping Airline Retail: The Unstoppable Rise of Ancillaries

OAG Aviation Ancillary revenues are not just a supplemental income source for airlines but have evolved into a critical driver of financial robustness.  Comprehensive research conducted by IdeaWorks and CarTrawler illustrates this shift.  Over the span of less than a decade, global ancillary revenues dramatically rose from $42.6 billion USD in 2013 to over $102 billion USD

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Assigned Seating Fees Are Big Business with Estimated Revenue of $4.2 Billion for 8 US Airlines – Press Release

The inclusion of seat fees in President Biden’s recent State of the Union address strongly suggests it is time to review the state of assigned seating fees. The $4.2 billion estimate covers the assigned seat fee revenue generated by eight key US airlines (Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Spirit, and United) for their US

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