Allegiant Air increases ancillary fees
Ancillary fees are nowadays being seen as key to profitability by various carriers in the United States. Following into the footsteps of Spirit Airlines, now Allegiant Air is also aggressively trying to find out ways on how to drive up its revenues from the ancillary fees.
Now, passengers booking air tickets on Allegiant Air should be prepared to pay yet another fee onto their purchases. The airline recently announced it would be charging for using a credit card on the purchase of their flights tickets online. The passengers are so far being charged fees to check a bag, pick a seat or board early.
The new ancillary fees are likely to quickly increase the airline’s revenues in a significant way. Allegiant Air is expected to fly more than 1,7 million passengers in a quarter. According to the airline, with more than 90 percent of passengers purchasing their air tickets online the revenues of the airline would boost.
The airline, however, said that even though its ancillary fees have gone up the total price of tickets would continue to be as low as possible for all the passengers. According to the airline, the customers pay a low base fare and then add on only those services that they actually want.