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Nine Airline Companies Comprise a $30 Billion Dollar Club Courtesy of Co-Branded Credit Cards – Press Release

Co-branded credit cards deliver wheelbarrows of money for some airlines. The latest IdeaWorksCompany report explores how this has transformed frequent flyer programs (FFPs) and contemplates the effect upon customer loyalty. Many airlines have shifted from sole reliance on behavioral loyalty, which relies upon a customer’s expectations for service and quality. Carriers now embrace transactional loyalty […]

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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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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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Airline Ancillary Revenue Hit $69B in 2022, Beating 2019 Levels

PhocusWire Airline ancillary revenue increased more than 50% in 2022 versus 2021 and beat pre-COVID levels.  The increase, released in the CarTrawler Yearbook of Ancillary Revenue in partnership with IdeaWorks Company, is a mark of the recovery in the airline industry with carriers reaping almost $69 billion in revenue from add-ons and loyalty programs compared to

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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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Airlines Innovate with Lounges, Branding, Ancillary Revenue, and Partnerships as Passengers Return – Press Release

IdeaWorksCompany identifies eight ideas by airlines all over the globe:  AirAsia, Cathay, Delta, easyJet, Eurowings, Emirates, Jetstar, United.  The desire to do something new, better, or unique, will almost always create disruption for competitors. Better yet, innovation can also be designed to please passengers and boost revenue. This is something the eight airlines featured in the

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Airline Revenue Innovations: A Global Sample of the Coolest Products and Services – Report

IdeaWorksCompany identifies eight ideas by airlines all over the globe: AirAsia, Cathay, Delta, easyJet, Eurowings, Emirates, Jetstar, United.  The desire to do something new, better, or unique, will almost always create disruption for competitors. Better yet, innovation can also be designed to please passengers and boost revenue. This is something the eight airlines featured in

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Bundle Up. Ancillary products are becoming more creative.

Air Transport World Ancillary fees have become a significant part of how almost all airlines generate revenue.  In the air transport business, they really started with budget airlines.  Ryanair in Ireland and Spirit Airlines in the US, which offered passengers the cheapest base ticket along with optional fees for add-ons that people wanted.  

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