Low-cost airlines from across the world shared their operating strategies at the Airline Economics: Growth Frontiers conference held in Dublin, Ireland in January. The ancillary fee rules of low-cost carriers vary from the pay-for-everything-besides-getting-on-the-plane model followed by airlines such as Ryanair and Spirit to free checked bags/complimentary snacks and beverages/no change fee model offered by the largest US low-cost carrier, Southwest.
The practice of charging extra fees or ‘unbundling’ is becoming increasingly popular among low-cost carriers – and most full service airlines – with some airlines such as Spirit even introducing an extra fee for carry-ons.
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Low-cost carriers provide food for thought on how to drive ancillary revenue gains