Qantas makes more ancillary revenue per passenger
Charging extra fees from passengers to raise their comfort and convenience no longer seems to be characteristic of low-cost carriers. Qantas makes more money than any other airline from charging for additional services, raking in an average of US$56.20 per passenger in extras in 2012.
Next in the ancillary revenue list are AirAsiaX ($46.3 per passenger), Korean Air ($30.9), Virgin Atlantic ($30.4) and Jetstar ($29.6). Jetstar’s fees made up 18.6% of its total revenues.
The first report on ancillary revenues was researched in 2008 when only 23 airlines worldwide admitted to the practice. Then, the total money made was $2.4 billion.
Now, 53 airlines disclose ancillary revenue activity, totalling $27.1 billion in 2012. This is a 101% increase on the amount made in 2009.
[pictured: Boarding using Qantas Frequent Flier Card; courtesy Qantas]