Fees have clearly been a driver in Spirit’s profitability. Spirit, along with many other airlines, has focused heavily on revenues from fees because they return higher profit margins. In recent years, the lack of regulation and transparency has enabled airlines to generate significant revenue from extra fees. In light of the class action lawsuit filed against Spirit for its Passenger Usage Fee, NerdWallet provides a break down of how much Spirit is profiting off its fees.
Infographic Source: NerdWallet Travel