Why can the revenue for plane tickets be zero or next to nothing?

Budget carriers (such as airasia.com and ryanair.com) do not pay a commission for the tickets we sell. Nonetheless, to give users the opportunity to find the cheapest tickets no matter what, Aviasales/Jetradar displays the prices for low-cost carriers in the search results.

Neither we nor our affiliates receive any commission for sales made through low-cost airlines.

As for low revenue, Aviasales/Jetradar have different financial terms with each agency. Some agencies give a percentage of the ticket cost. Some agencies credit us a fixed amount regardless of the ticket cost, or pay a percentage of their markup on the ticket. In some destination pairs, agency markup can be very low.

In all cases, we share 50% to 70% of our income with our affiliates.

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