Seven start-ups to look out for at Aviation Festival Asia: Ancillaries
Aviation Festival Asia gathers together industry giants, start-ups, and everyone in between to drive innovation in the aviation industry. The event is an opportunity for start-ups to get noticed and for influential industry players to forge business partnerships in the Asia Region.
Ancillary revenue, “revenue beyond the sale of tickets that is generated by direct sales to passengers, or indirectly as a part of the travel experience,” played a key role for airlines during the pandemic. As we return to travel, these continue to provide an important channel of revenue whilst elevating the passenger experience. Ranging from facilitating easy access to all available ancillaries to harbouring potential as the ultimate ancillary product, these seven start-ups are ones to keep an eye out for at Aviation Festival Asia.
Bacarai operates the world’s first online marketplace for group airfare, offering group customers an entirely digital experience, from shopping, to securing seats with a deposit, and managing the entire life cycle of the group trip contract. Airlines can digitalize their offline group sales programs by integrating into the Bacarai Marketplace.
Our technology helps airlines monetize their customer service experience based on access, quality, and speed. The process is seamless for end-users, turning pain points into profit-centres and raising NPS. Cielo.Ai provides ancillary uplift at zero cost and increases profitability per passenger between 5-12% (2021). In addition, our AI makes airlines more competitive by accelerating or unbundling CX, providing further opportunities as we become the entry point for data-driven monetization across billions of interactions.
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Berlin-based ModiFly provides a seamless ancillary retailing platform that enables post-booking ancillary sales for agents and airlines with a focus on the most demanded flight-related ancillaries. The white label solution is designed in the branding of the agent and provides a simple, flexible and quick way for both parties to improve the customer experience and generate additional revenues with virtually zero investments.
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Watch a 20-minute in-depth discussion on ancillaries and digitisation with with Apple Ignacio, Director of Ancillaries, Cebu Pacific Air here.