Top Ten Airlines Generated $35.2 Billion from Ancillary Revenue in 2018

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Make sure to download our 15 page report analysing ancillary revenue for airlines all over the globe. This latest release, titled "2018 Top 10 Ancillary Revenue Rankings", looked at the disclosure of financial results from nearly 150 airlines, with more than 70 revealing figures related to ancillary revenue. The following is a sampling of the 2018 financial year results found in the report:

  • Back in 2007 the top ten airlines, as rated by total ancillary revenue, generated $2.1 billion.  Fast forward to 2018 and the top ten tally has leapt more than 16X.
  • The top “% of revenue” producer for Europe & Russia was Wizz Air at 41.1%, for the Americas was Viva Aerobus at 47.6%, for Asia & South Pacific, AirAsia at 29%; the Middle East/Africa region did not make the top 10 ranking.
  • The top performing US-based airlines as a group achieved revenue of more than $17.5 billion from frequent flyer programs, that’s an average of $25 per passenger.      
  • Top “ancillary revenue per passenger,” mostly from a la carte activities, by global regions: $43.91 (Europe & Russia), Spirit $50.94 (Americas), and Virgin Australia $34.74 (Asia & South Pacific).  The Middle East/Africa region did not make the top 10 ranking.