Airlines increased fees and other non-fare revenue by 20% in 2012

by Rachel Baker on September 12, 2013

A report came out by IdeaWorks that showed airlines collected more than $27 billion last year. Fees and other non-fare revenue has now become a major component of an airline’s income.  NBC News has the story.

United Airlines was tops among carriers in the total amount of non-fare revenue collected last year, followed by Delta, American and Southwest, the study found. Ultra-low cost carrier Spirit Airlines collected the most as a percentage of its total income, with fees and other extras making up 38.5 percent of its revenue pie.

The report analyzed financial information from 53 airlines that disclose their ancillary revenue, which includes the much-hated fees for services such as checked bags, priority check-in and assigned seats.

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