The new 2013 CarTrawler Yearbook of Ancillary Revenue by IdeaWorksCompany, now available free online, provides the most detailed global assessment of a bottom-line-booster that can represent more than 38 percent of a carrier’s revenue. The full 80-page report examines 53 airlines that disclosed revenue during 2012 from activities such as frequent flier miles sold to partners, fees for checked bags, and commissions from car rentals. The complete alphabetical list of carriers is provided in the press release in a carrier-by-carrier table, followed by a graph of ancillary revenue expressed as a percent of total revenue.
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MIDDLE EAST LCCs ARE NOW ESTABLISHED, but there is still plenty of upside:
by Airline Leader
ALTHOUGH THE LCC MARKET IN THE MIDDLE EAST IS SMALL, it is certainly vibrant and contains several strains of the genre. From the original Air Arabia, still very faithful to its low-cost roots and able to be consistently profitable, through Jazeera and NAS Air to the now-largest, flydubai – the latter now becoming a closer partner with fellow Dubai airline, Emirates.
A budget airline has agreed to change some advertising in Adelaide which promoted overseas travel as cheaper than a local trip.
AirAsia X, which will begin direct flights into Adelaide later this year, recently placed some advertisements on the back of local buses which offered flights to Kuala Lumpur for less than the cost of a weekend on Kangaroo Island.
Opposition Leader Steven Marshall described the advertising as a “huge slight on our state” and a slight on local tourism operators.
But Premier Jay Weatherill said it was not a big issue and the company had agreed to change the advertising.
“We certainly have no difficulty with AirAsia X promoting their fares, it’s just how they go about promoting their fares,” Mr Weatherill said.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-news/airasia-x-changes-ads-after-upsetting-south-australia-20130820-2s84y.html#ixzz2cWyexib5
via AirAsia X changes ads after upsetting South Australia.