Source: ICAO Journal, various issues.Operating Profit in the Global
Airline Industry, 1960-2013
Although the airline industry is characterized by boom-and-bust cycles,
the long-term rate of profit in the industry is not impressive, with
peak profit margins around 2%. Under such circumstances, the
airline industry has developed additional sources of revenues
relying on fees such as priority boarding, seating choice,
luggage and rebooking.