September 18, 2017

Airlines look to take flight with lucrative extras
Financial Times
Over the past decade, so-called ancillary fees have experienced huge growth. The top 10 airlines, ranked by total ancillary revenue, generated $2.1bn in 2007. In 2016, this had grown to more than $28bn, according to research by IdeaWorksCompany and CarTrawler.  Among the most successful groups at selling ancillary services are United, which generated $6.2bn in revenue last year, Delta, which generated $5.17bn, and American, which generated $4.9bn.  Globally airlines are estimated to have earned $67.4bn of income from ancillaries last year, representing about 9.1 per cent of airline revenue for 2016, up from 4.8 per cent in 2010.

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