6. Ryanair – $1.38 Billion
About 18 passengers pay for assigned seating on a typical Ryanair flight which might be why they made more than a billion and half dollars in ancillary revenue. Ryanair’s reserved seating has expanded from four to six rows on the average Ryanair flight. Almost a quarter of their total revenue came from their ancillary revenue. This includes debit card and credit card transactions, products and services sold online and reserved seating. With a total revenue of more than $6 billion, Ryanair isn’t stopping there. They are taking a page out of Spirit Airlines’ book and looking into possibly charging for carry-on bags as well.
For the latest on travel fees, check out:
- Peter’s report on The Land of the Fee and the Home of the Delay
- 5 Airline Fees You Can Avoid (and 4 You Can’t)
- Why Airline Fees Are Rising this Summer
By Judith Retana for PeterGreenberg.com
All data was taken from The CarTrawler Yearbook of Ancillary Revenue by Ideaworks Company