Global Bag Fee Revenue Rises to $33.3 Billion

Feb 21, 2024

CarTrawler 2023 Global Estimate of Baggage Fee Revenue reveals 15% increase from 2022 figure of $29 billion.

Dublin, Ireland & Shorewood, Wisconsin, 20 February 2024:  IdeaWorksCompany, the foremost consultancy on airline ancillary revenues, and CarTrawler, leading global B2B provider of car rental and mobility solutions to the travel industry, recently estimated ancillary revenue at $117.9 billion worldwide for 2023.  This CarTrawler Global Estimate of Baggage Fee Revenue identifies baggage as a $33.3 billion component and provides a summary of baggage fee policies for 20 top airlines. 

The CarTrawler Global Estimate of Baggage Fee Revenue highlights the shifting dynamics of airline revenue streams. Baggage fees, once dominant, now share the stage with assigned seating revenue, reflecting changing consumer behaviours. It is encouraging to see that global baggage fee revenue is almost $1 million ahead of 2019 pre-covid levels.

At CarTrawler, we recognise the importance of tailored ancillary revenue strategies aligned with each carrier’s brand position. We build customised technology solutions for car rental and mobility while prioritizing the customer booking experience.

Aileen McCormack, Chief Commercial Officer at CarTrawler

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