THE Qantas group, including its Low Cost Carrier Jetstar, recorded a spectacular 72% year-on-year increase in “ancilliary revenue” per passenger (20.37 Euro) during 2009, according to a new report from Ideaworks and Amadeus. It estimates Qantas generated almost 783m Euro in ancilliary revenue last year, including baggage fees and food sold onboard aircraft, commissions from the sale of accommodation, car rentals, and travel insurance at airline websites, plus and partner revenue from frequent flier programs.

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