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1-Jun-2011 12:03 PM

US carriers take out top spots in 2010 ancillary revenue

IdeaWorks released (31-May-2011) the 2010 Amadeus Review of Ancillary Revenue Results which revealed strong revenue from baggage fees and co-branded credit cards placed US carriers in first, second and third place. According to the report, 47 carriers reported ancillary revenues of EUR15.1 billion (USD21.5 billion) in 2010. Details are as follows:

  • 2010 ancillary revenue: EUR15,110 million, +38.0% year-on-year;
  • 2010 Ancillary revenue as a percentage of total revenue:
    • Allegiant: 29.2%, stable;
    • Spirit: 22.6%, -1.3 ppt;
    • Ryanair: 22.1%, -0.1 ppt;
    • Jet2.com: 21.0%, +2.9 ppts;
    • Tiger Airways: 20.5%, +1.1 ppt;
    • easyJet: 19.2%, -0.2 ppt;
    • AirAsia: 18.7%, +5.6 ppts;
    • AirAsia X: 18.1%, n/a;
    • Flybe 15.7%, +2.5 ppts;
    • United Continental: 14.7%, n/a. [more]

*Compared to 2009 results for United Airlines only