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Jeju Air offers passengers on overnight flights the option to stretch out 10 April Moving beyond the low hanging — and very profitable — ancillary fruit of checked bags, advance seat reservations, extra legroom seats and last-minute upgrades, airlines are becoming more creative in generating revenues beyond just the ticket fare.
The airline industry is extremely sensitive to costs such as fuel, labor and borrowing costs. While the two airlines' merger creates a new giant in the industry and reduces choice for. Rumors of a Berkshire Hathaway Takeover of Southwest Airlines Having already acquired a US railroad giant, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway now appears to have his sights set on the airline industry. Southwest Airlines: an Industry Giant Southwest Airlines stock returned more for their shareholders than any other stock in the same time period (Collins, , Hospital Strategy IV: Southwest Airlines and thinking outside the box).
One way to approach ancillary innovation is to look at the different needs passengers travelling in the same class may have. In Economy, airlines are increasingly offering passengers options for more comfort at a time when seat density is increasing and load factors are high.
Empty Seat Option South Korean low-cost carrier Jeju Air — which flies between South Korea and Japan, China, Taiwan, Guam, Saipan, The Phillipines, and Bangkok Southwest airlines an industry giant a fleet of 26 single class Bs — has come up with a clever, hands-on, way to generate last-minute ancillary income, low-cost style.
Passengers who want to rate their flight have to download the regular Ryanair app, allow for push notifications, and are send the survey through the app upon landing.
The Rate My Flight survey asks passengers to evaluate each element of their flight, from boarding through food and drink provision to crew helpfulness and overall service standards.
Ryanair says it uses the feedback to tweet and improve its offerings as much in real time as possible. AirlineTrends has an extensive knowledge of developments in the airline industry.
Their trend presentations provided high quality output that played a significant contribution to our marketing strategy. Now, in a surprise move, Ryanair has taken its drive upmarket to a whole new level by launching a corporate jet serviceusing a customized Boeing which is available for corporate or group hire.
The Irish low cost airline says it has been attracting more business people since overhauling its model in the wake of two profit warnings in As it already caters for around 25 million business travellers per year and has now set up a dedicated corporate jet team at its home base in Dublin.
Carol Cork, sales and marketing director at private jet hire firm PrivateFly, told The Guardian that Ryanair had got the timing right, with the Euro football championship in the summer coming up.
By Ryan Ghee, Future Travel Experience 28 October Japanese low-cost carrier Peach has unveiled its inventive new self-service check-in kiosks, which are the first airline kiosks made largely of cardboard.
Cardboard has been used for the exterior of the kiosks, making it easier for the carrier to update branding and advertising imagery, and reducing the overall manufacturing and transportation costs. Cardboard and touch-screen displays Peach worked with Yaneura Design on the design of the new kiosks, which are taller than the previous generation of kiosks to help them stand out in the terminal.
At 32 inches, the touch-screen display is 17 inches larger than the inch screen found on conventional kiosks. The large screen can be divided into two [image]allowing the carrier to display advertising or promotional content alongside the step-by-step self-service check-in instructions.
The top half of the screen can also be used to prompt passengers waiting in line to have their passport ready, to help speed up the check-in process. To make the experience as intuitive as possible for passengers, the kiosks automatically select the language that was used at the time of booking.
By Ryan Ghee, Future Travel Experience 23 September The discussion as to whether wireless in-flight entertainment IFE poses a threat to the traditional embedded screens is one that rears its head on a regular basis, but the wireless IFE providers themselves face stiff competition from a new breed of companies who see opportunities to further reshape the market, particularly on narrow-body aircraft serving short-haul routes, which have previously lacked an IFE offering.
Bring Your Own Content Dutch LCC Transavia, for example, has partnered with a company called Piksel to allow passengers to browse movies and TV programmes, and download the content to their own electronic devices weeks, days or hours before their flight.
As soon as the passenger boards the aircraft, the pre-downloaded content is activated and it is then automatically deleted at the end of the journey to satisfy the licensing laws.
During the trials, passengers are able to enjoy a variety of content, including a virtual cockpit tour, a virtual cinema experience in which the passengers can watch a movie in an empty cinema surrounded by aircraft seats, and a virtual hang-glider experience in which they are floating above the earth, watching the landscape below.
The latter also includes a fly-by by a Boeing aircraft. Interestingly, Scheerder explained that based on the first trial, it seems different passenger types prefer different types of virtual reality IFE content.
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Cebu Pacific Meanwhile in Hong Kong, which receives just hours of sunshine during its summer monsoon season, Cebu Pacific — the largest low-cost carrier of the Philippines — used the wet weather as an integral part of a campaign to drive bookings to a much sunnier Philippines.Jul 16, · The best coach-class airlines in the world.
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