News and Research

ancillary revenue

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

Ancillary Revenue Provides Rare Good News for Airline Industry – Press Release

Sales from non-ticket sources in 2019 jumped 20% for the top 10 airlines, while 2020 results show a la carte rates are holding.  The 2020 edition of the CarTrawler Yearbook of Ancillary Revenue by IdeaWorksCompany is the largest ever, with 81 airlines disclosing results. By every measure, 2019 was a year of overwhelmingly good ancillary …

Ancillary Revenue Provides Rare Good News for Airline Industry – Press Release Read More »

2020 CarTrawler Yearbook of Ancillary Revenue by IdeaWorksCompany

This annual publication, sponsored by CarTrawler, provides the best single source of information and intelligence on ancillary revenue, a la carte services, and commission-based travel products, for the world’s airline industry. Ancillary revenue for 81 airlines is presented as total revenue, a percentage of airline revenue, and on a per passenger basis. The results reflect …

2020 CarTrawler Yearbook of Ancillary Revenue by IdeaWorksCompany Read More »

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 …

Loyalty programs still the biggest ancillary earner for most airlines Read More »

“Change Fees Will Become Even More Unpopular” is One of 8 Ways Travel Will Be Different a Few Months from Now – Press Release

The pandemic will affect the airline business for years to come, but travel will return because it is an essential element of being human. There are no “opportunities” during this time of trial but we can learn from past economic challenges and global events that have tested the travel industry. This report anticipates the changes …

“Change Fees Will Become Even More Unpopular” is One of 8 Ways Travel Will Be Different a Few Months from Now – Press Release Read More »

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 …

Europe Tops List When It Comes to Charging for Airline Extras Read More »

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 …

European airlines top ancillary revenue ranking for 2019 Read More »

Scroll to Top