IdeaWorksCompany researched 116 airline financial filings around the world, 53 of which disclosed direct ancillary revenue. The revenue stems from baggage fees and other a-la-carte features offered by airlines. The airlines that showed the most revenue per passenger were Qantas, Spirit and AirAsia X. "Whatever the source, it is revenue desperately needed by airlines during troubled economic times," said Jay Sorensen, president of IdeaWorksCompany, in a statement.
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