Category Archives: Airline Merchandising

FFP Spring at the Freddies 2012

The Freddies are back! 2012 sees the return of the Freddie awards and alongside the event Airline Information is running FFP Spring.  With speakers from the likes of Etihad, the new PeoplExpress and the guru of FFP programs himself, Randy … Continue reading

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Can Spirit teach Ryanair a trick or two?

Spirit annouce maiden quarterly profits Spirit, who recently became a public company, has just announced its first quarterly results and not surprisingly they are in the black.  Interestingly enough as the majors try to trim and manage capacity, Spirit are … Continue reading

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British Airways and Iberia Results

Operating profit International Airline Group (IAG) the parent company of the merged British Airways and Iberia has just reported its 6 months results to the end of June 2011.  At one level the results look good.  They report an operating … Continue reading

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EasyJet’s ancillary revenue up 37%

EasyJet earning £11.65 per seat in ancillary revenue EasyJet seems to be fighting on at least two fronts – one against its major shareholder and the other against its major competitor Ryanair.  With both releasing their figures lately there are … Continue reading

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115 million euro extra ancillary revenue income for Ryanair?

Charging for extra leg room seats In yesterday’s post about Ryanair’s first quarter results we commented about the 10 euro charge for the 21 extra leg room seats that the company is trying out on a number of routes.  If … Continue reading

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Ryanair’s Ancillary Revenue

Ancillary Revenue Sales up 22% Ryanair has just released its first quarter figures and has reported an increased in ancillary revenue sales of 22%.  This takes its income from this source to 248 million euro and, in this quarter, ancillary … Continue reading

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Avoiding baggage charges

The flying jacket The Co-operative Travel Agency recently issued the results of a customer survey that found that more and more people are only travelling on budget airlines with hand luggage.  Nor surprising given the cost of checking in a … Continue reading

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Best way to manage ancillary sales onboard?

Strategy or structure? SeaMountain recently chaired the client conference of Paxport who specialise in ancillary revenue for charter companies and tour operators.  One of the eye-openers was that the charter carriers seem to be ahead of the industry in terms … Continue reading

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Distribution 2.0

OpenAxis and Distribution 2.0 There has been some welcome relief in the last few weeks for airlines as the price of fuel seems (for the time being) to have passed its peak.  However, that doesn’t mean CFO’s have taken their … Continue reading

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Ryanair posts 664 million euro in Ancillary Sales

Reading Ryanair’s results must be interesting reading for the CFO’s and CEO’s of their competitor airlines.  Never mind that they made a profit, their profits trebled to 319 million euro in their latest financial year. Nor is it often that … Continue reading

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