Oct 01

October 1, 2013

With a Fee for Everything, Airlines Jet Toward a New Business Model
Last year, 53 of the world’s airlines reported a whopping $27.1 billion in ancillary revenues, according to a new report by the consulting firm IdeaWorks Co. That’s a significant rise from the $2.45 billion in add-on revenues that 23 airlines reported in 2008, back when sales from ancillary items were relatively new.

Sep 26

September 26, 2013

USA Today
Study: Airlines made $27.1 billion in ancillary revenue
Airlines throughout the world generated more than $27.1 billion from fees for services such as checking bags, according to a study out this month.  The so-called-ancillary revenue can represent more than 38% of a carrier’s revenue, IdeaWorksCompany, a consultant specializing in so-called “ancillary” revenue, found.

Sep 18

September 18, 2013

Telegraph (London)
Jet2.com trumps Ryanair for ‘extras’
When it comes to raising cash through sources other than the price of your ticket, Ryanair is generally considered the torchbearer among Europe’s low-cost airlines.  But, according to new statistics published this month, it is in fact Jet2.com that rules the roost when it comes to ‘extras’.  The report, by the consultancy IdeaWorks Company, examined ‘ancillary’ revenue – baggage charges, credit card fees, car hire commission, sales of in-flight food and drink and so forth – at 53 major airlines during 2012.

Sep 16

September 16, 2013

Business Standard of India
Indian airlines lag behind their western peers in ancillary revenue
These are findings of a global survey  which compiled income data of 116 airlines was compiled by IdeaWorks Company, a consulting firm which specialises in ancillary revenue improvement , brand development and customer research. Other Indian carriers were not featured in the report.  Ancillary revenue includes earning from non ticketing sources  includes sale of  food and beverages, sale of air miles,  merchandise and various forms of advertising and media.

Sep 11

September 11, 2013

NBC News
Airlines took in $27 billion in fees in 2012
From paying for checked luggage and early boarding to extra legroom and on-board snacks, travelers know flying these days means never closing your wallet.  Now, there’s more proof. Carriers around the world collected more than $27 billion last year in fees and other non-fare revenue, which has become “a crucial component of airline income,” a new report finds.

Sep 11

September 11, 2013

Airlines Rake In A $27 Billion Fee Bonanza – And It Just Keeps Growing
You might have first noticed airline fees when you paid $25 to check a bag. Then for the aisle seat that keeps your legs from cramping. Then, when you decided to pay to get on board early.  Those airline fees are now adding up to a stunning source of revenue — $27 billion in 2012. That’s up 20 percent from 2011, according to the IdeaWorks Company, and double what it was in 2009.

Sep 11

September 11, 2013

Gulf Today
Airline fees generate $27.1 billion in 2012
In 2012, 53 airlines around the globe collected $27.1 billion in such ancillary revenue, compared with $22.6 billion collected by 50 carriers in 2011, according to a new report by IdeaWorks Co., a Wisconsin consultant on airline fees. The study was sponsored by CarTrawler, a Ireland-based provider of car rental distribution systems.