Aviation management

What is an airline reservation system?

What is an airline reservation system?

What is an airline reservation system? Well, airline reservations are one part of a whole picture when it comes to planes, passengers and air travel. This article will look at what an airline reservation system is, and how it fits into the overall scene… What is an airline reservation system? Known by the acronym ARS, these are systems which allow airlines to sell their seats. As such, they...

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IATA airport codes- list of every airport code in the world!

IATA airport codes- list of every airport code in the world!

IATA airport codes are more important than most people realise! Did you notice that on your plane ticket there are 3-letters? Well, here you will find the meaning of those letters- they are actually IATA airport codes and in this article I teach you what this means and give you a list of IATA airport codes in the whole world! Ready to learn more? Read on... What are IATA airport codes? IATA...

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The 3 Major Types Of Airlines + How They Work

The 3 Major Types Of Airlines + How They Work

There are many different types of airlines that are different sizes, have different cultures and have different business approaches. If you are hoping to learn more about these different types of airlines then you have come to the right place! Here at Tourism Teacher I aim to make learning more about the travel and tourism industry SIMPLE and FUN! I do this through my range of educational...

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Why do airlines use a la carte ancillary products?

Why do airlines use a la carte ancillary products?

Airline ancillary revenue is an integral part of any airline’s business model, although it is used to different degrees by different airline types (i.e. budget, charter, scheduled). This additional revenue source has become a core part of ancillary revenue management and comes in different shapes and sizes. As I explained in this post, there are four different categories of airline ancillary...

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What are the categories of airline ancillary revenue?

What are the categories of airline ancillary revenue?

Airline ancillary revenue has become an integral part of any airline’s business model. Originating with the introduction of low cost carriers, the sale of ancillary products and services has revolutionised the aviation industry in many ways (I explained exactly what airline ancillary revenue management is in this post). Society has become more ‘choosy’ in what we want. We don’t want to pay for...

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What is Airline Ancillary Revenue Management?

What is Airline Ancillary Revenue Management?

Airlines are struggling to make a profit nowadays more than ever before. High taxes, landing fee, fines for delays, fuel costs amongst others are all contributing to airline profit margins being increasingly squeezed. This has stimulated the market to react by finding new and innovative ways to increase their revenue. But what is airline ancillary revenue management? For more info on ancillary...

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The first commercial flight | Understanding tourism

The first commercial flight | Understanding tourism

The first commercial flight was the beginning on the tourism industry that we see today. Aviation is an important component of tourism and is an integral part of travelling for many people. Are you interested in learning more about the first commercial flight? Then read on... What is a commercial flight? A commercial flight is part of civil aviation. In turn, civil aviation represents all...

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Are airlines the new tour operator? Dynamic packaging in aviation

Are airlines the new tour operator? Dynamic packaging in aviation

Dynamic packaging in aviation is a new is rapidly growing concept. As I explain in this post- ‘What is airline ancillary revenue management?’, airlines are often struggling to turn over a profit in today’s aviation industry. The money made from the sale of the seat is no longer enough. Airlines have looked to a number of different avenues to investigate additional revenue streams. Some airlines,...

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How do airlines use frequent flyer programmes to make ancillary revenue?

How do airlines use frequent flyer programmes to make ancillary revenue?

Airline ancillary revenue is a core part of any airline’s business model, although it is used to different degrees by different airline types (i.e. budget, charter, scheduled). This additional revenue source has become an important part of ancillary revenue management and comes in different shapes and sizes. As I explained in this post, there are four different categories of airline ancillary...

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What is Airline Ancillary Revenue Management?

Unbundling: How airlines make a profit

The aviation industry has changed exponentially in recent years. As passengers we used to know where we stood. Things were black and white. Everybody played by the rules. Well, since the likes of EasyJet and Ryan Air began to spread their wings (pardon the pun) things have become somewhat confusing. In fact, I would go so far as to say that the industry is a mess and that there are now so many...

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