Airlines expected to rake in US$67.4 billion globally from ancillary revenue this year

Fiona Rotherham
Wed, 30 Nov 2016

By Fiona Rotherham Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) - The amount airlines make from charging travellers for extras such as in-flight food and drink or selecting a seat with more leg room, is forecast to rise by 13.8 percent this year to US$67.4 billion. The projection, from airline ancillary revenue consultancy IdeaWorks and online car rental booking company CarTrawler, covers 178 airlines. They predict the additional lucrative income airlines worldwide make from travellers has risen nearly 200 percent since 2010 and now accounts for an estimated 9...

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