CarTrawler sponsored research reveals better ancillary revenue results continue with 2021 3rd quarter per passenger receipts up 6.8% over the pre-pandemic year of 2019. The US and Canada have reinforced their position as global “centers of gravity” for ancillary revenue during the pandemic. Earlier research from CarTrawler and IdeaWorksCompany showed US and Canada airlines led all regions with 33.5% of the world’s 2020 ancillary revenue dollars. Robust co-branded credit card activity, along with 2021 passenger traffic gains, brought even more ancillary revenue to US and Canada airlines, yielding a higher 37.1% global share. The Europe/Russia region was the global top performer prior to the pandemic; the region fell to the #3 position for 2021, with Asia/South Pacific moving up into the #2 position.
US & Canada Airlines Register Larger Ancillary Revenue Share With More Than 37% of Global Total for 2021 – Press Release
February 8, 2022