Which airlines are making the most revenue by direct sales to the passenger, or indirectly as part of the travel experience?

Sep 24, 2018

Since IdeaWorksCompany began searching airline financial documents in 2007, ancillary revenue has grown every year.  Ten years ago, the top ten airlines, as rated by total ancillary revenue, generated $2.1 billion.  For 2017, the top ten airline total has jumped to $29.7 billion (shown in Table 1).  Passenger fares may dip and climb, but ancillary revenue has grown steadily in its contribution to the industry’s bottom line.

This 2018 CarTrawler Yearbook of Ancillary Revenue by IdeaWorksCompany describes the very best of ancillary results on the global stage, whether measured as total revenue, a percent of revenue, or on a per passenger basis.

The results for the 73 disclosing airlines are individually listed by global region in the latter portion of the 2018 CarTrawler Yearbook of Ancillary RevenueRead more here.