Innovative Airline Marketing Campaigns Increase Uptake of Amenity Kits during COVID-19 Outbreak

The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the travel industry. After resisting operational costs, stakeholders in the amenity kits market are giving into the clutches of the pandemic and launching new amenity kits. Singapore Airlines has partnered with British perfumer company Penhaligon to launch their business class amenity kits consisting of hand lotion, facial mist, and lingering fragrances of citrus, lily, and amber.

Amenity kits and individual pouches are notorious for million dollars in damages for airline companies. However, in order to maintain proper hygiene and sanitization, airline companies are giving into the idea of distributing amenity kits instead of providing them loosely in basket or in bathrooms. Thus, companies in the amenity kits market should capitalize on this opportunity to broaden their revenue streams. Airline companies are planning to launch innovative marketing campaigns to encourage business owners for air travel. Health & wellness brands have entered the limelight after the COVID-19 breakout. Inflight comfort amenities company FORMIA has collaborated with leather goods company Calego International Inc. to develop health and wellness amenities for airlines in order to make travel safe. Manufacturers in the amenity kits market are taking cues from such companies to establish national distribution chains. Industry-leading health & wellness brands are maintaining steady supply chains to boost their credibility credentials during the pandemic.

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Celebrity-favored Premier Luxury Travel Brands Grow Popular in Long-haul Flights

Product launches are creating value-grab opportunities for manufacturers in the amenity kits market. For instance, Qatar Airways has collaborated with celebrity-favored premier luxury travel brand BRIC to reveal its new line of luxurious amenity kits for passengers in its first class and business class cabins. Manufacturers are catering to the needs of passengers who board long haul and ultra-long haul flights. Gender-friendly kits are a new trend in the amenity kits market. First class female kits are being designed with adjustable straps that can transform into contemporary cross-body bag. Thus, style and elegance are an important aspect of female amenity kits.

Manufacturers are experimenting with new materials and colors in pouches to attract the attention of customers. They are also introducing masculine colors in pouches that can be later reused as washbags.

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Build-Your-Own Amenity Kits Help Minimize Single-use Plastic Waste

The amenity kits market is projected to cross a value of US$ 5.5 Bn by the end of 2030. However, companies in this market are under scrutiny for increasing the waste of single-use plastics. This is why companies are increasing awareness about build-your-own amenity kits instead of the one-size-fits-all concept. This ensures that passengers can choose their toiletries and reduce wasting of unused items.

Sustainable strategies are not only reducing plastic waste, but are also enhancing hospitality services in airlines, premium trains, and luxury buses. Several airlines are taking the initiative to ask passengers for a refill in shampoos and lotions instead of jumping to provide disposable ones. These strategies are reducing the pressure of plastic waste for companies in the amenity kits market. In order to attract business class and premium economy customers, airlines are offering refilled water in infused and sparkling options.

Creative Bag Designs Being Used as Powerful Marketing Tools

Innovative amenity bag designs are helping companies in the amenity kits market gain global recognition. This explains why the market is expected to progress at a steady CAGR of 1.5% during the forecast period. Manufacturers are innovating in a range of materials, including cotton, satin, and leather to meet niche requirements of travelers. Luxury embellishments such as gold zips, decorative fastenings, and buttons are grabbing the attention of passengers. New developments such as rectangular metal tins are giving the opportunity for airlines to offer products to keep as collectibles.

Companies in the amenity kits market are designing bags that cater to the future use of passengers. For instance, manufacturers are introducing kits that can be transformed into ladies’ evening clutch bags, iPad cases, and makeup pouches. Printed tins are offering increased visibility for airline companies in the form of powerful marketing tools.

Manufacturers Collaborate with Fashion Designers to Introduce Stylish Amenity Bags

Manufacturers in the amenity kits market are setting their collaboration wheels in motion to create revenue streams. American Airlines has partnered with well-known leather accessory company This is Ground to develop an impressive set of stylish amenity kits. Thus, startups in the personal care and lifestyle industries are tapping into incremental opportunities in the amenity kits market. Skincare brands are increasing their marketing capabilities to gain recognition.

Online lifestyle portals are playing a vital role to publicize new product launches. Apart from airlines, companies are exploring business opportunities in luxury bus travels and cruise ships. They are teaming up with fashion designers to innovate in pouches. For instance, the KLM Royal Dutch Airline collaborated with fashion designers from the Netherlands to develop unique comfort bags in 12 different colors.

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Analysts’ Viewpoint

Analysts’ at the Transparency Market Research (TMR) anticipate that amenity kits in upcoming months with be customized with face masks during the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Innovative printed tins are functioning as marketing vehicles for airline companies. However, companies in the amenity kits market are under pressure for increasing single-use plastic waste. In order to resolve this problem, companies should increase awareness about sustainable strategies such as refilling of containers instead of providing disposable bottles in the first place. Moreover, manufacturers are launching creative bag designs that can be worn as fashion accessories such as ladies’ clutches or washbags to promote reuse of pouches.

Amenity Kits Market: Overview

  • Amenity kits are small pouches or bags provided by airlines, cruise ships, and premium trains to its premium class passengers. The elements offered in an amenity kit differ widely in each airline, but typically contain dental care products, skincare products, earplugs, eye mask, and occasionally socks. The range of elements provided in the amenity kits has changed significantly in recent years. Furthermore, airlines are increasingly collaborating with esteemed brands to provide enhanced luxury to passengers.
  • An amenity kit is usually given to premium economy, business, and first-class passengers. However, some airlines are offering amenity kits to economy passengers as well. The assortment of amenity kits varies with travel class and airline.

Increasing Number of First Class and Business Class Airline Passengers: A Key Driver

  • Currently, amenity kits are widely used by business class and first-class passengers. Airlines and cruise ships prefer amenity kits to enhance the luxury experience of their passengers. The maximum revenue of airlines is generated through business class passengers as opposed to passengers traveling for leisure or personal reasons. Premium pricing usually brings passengers better service and higher quality amenities than economy-ticket offerings do.
  • The overall growth in fleets of passenger aircrafts is also anticipated to be a key market driver. Passenger demand is fueled by tourists and business people alike in light of growing affluence in emerging markets and increased trade relations among different countries.
  • Business travelers are willing to pay more for last-minute flights, non-stop, or premium-section seats. Furthermore, these passengers tend to purchase additional services and use frequent-flier points with other incentive programs. A growing number of high-income consumers with high amounts of disposable income spend on a broad range of goods and services, which is anticipated to drive the demand for amenity kits.

Amenity Kits Market: Consumer Behavior

  • Passengers have become more tech-savvy and vocal on social media. Passengers are increasingly spending on luxury travel with high demand for innovative and exclusive offerings. Demand for eco-friendly solutions is driven by eco-conscious travelers and regulatory bodies.
  • For airline passengers, a specific amenity kit is only another essential to enhance their inflight experience. The scope of amenity kits is not only limited to basic personal care items such as toothbrushes, socks, combs, tissues, etc., but is evolving with the continuous introduction of new elements including perfumes, body lotions, and beauty products (facial mist, nourishing creams, etc.).

Rising Preference for Sustainable Amenity Kits by International Airlines

  • Key airlines are increasingly investing in sustainable products to cater to the evolving needs of environment-conscious passengers worldwide. Airlines are collaborating with reputed and innovative brands to offer planet-friendly kits that reflect local culture and values. For instance, in 2019, Hawaiian Airlines introduced a new line of sustainable amenity kits, which reflects Hawaii’s flora and fauna in prints and patterns.
  • Sustainable amenity kits are generally locally sourced and use organic materials. Elimination of plastic in amenity kits is another important trend observed in recent years. The overall hospitality sector is implementing sustainable business practices, which is a significant opportunity for existing brands and new entrants for product innovation and diversification of the portfolio.

Amenity Kits Market: Competition Landscape

  • The research report provides detailed profiles of amenity kit manufacturers to evaluate their financials, key product offerings, recent developments, and strategies
  • Key players operating in the global amenity kits market are
    • Nowara Group
    • 4Inflight International Limited
    • ZIBO RAINBOW
    • InflightDirect
    • WK THOMAS
    • Aire Inflight FZE
    • Clip Limited
    • AMKO GROUP INTL. LTD.
    • Orvec International Limited
    • Linstol
    • AVID Products, Inc.
    • Galileo (Galileo Watermark)
    • Buzz Products

Amenity Kits Market: Key Developments

  • Key companies operating in the global amenity kits market are heavily investing in R&D to launch an exclusive range of amenity kits under different brands. Furthermore, companies are focused on strategic collaborations to attract potential customers. Some key developments in the global amenity kits market are highlighted below:
  • In 2019, Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the Kingdom’s national flag carrier, launched a set of collector-edition amenity kits under the brand “Fly Through Our Heritage.” These kits provide a mosaic of colors and images that represent the features and cultural elements of key regions in Saudi Arabia.
  • In February 2019, American Airlines collaborated with This is Ground, Athletic Propulsion Labs, and STATE Bags to design new amenity kits that feature products from Allies of Skin, Zenology, and Baxter of California
  • In October 2018, SPIRIANT, a leading airline equipment provider, announced a collaboration with Egypt Air to offer a brand new amenity kit combining the timeless design of a Cerruti bag and the sophistication of Aigner cosmetics for perfect brand alignment
  • The global amenity kits market report also discusses product portfolio and key business strategies followed by amenity kit companies. The ‘Competition Landscape’ section has been included in the report to provide readers with a dashboard view and company market share analysis of key players operating in the global amenity kits market.

Amenity Kits Market – Scope of the Report

A new study on the global amenity Kits market has been published by Transparency Market Research (TMR). It presents a wealth of information on key market dynamics, including drivers, market trends, and challenges, as well as the structure of the global amenity kits market across the globe. TMR’s study offers valuable information about the global amenity kits market to illustrate how the market would grow during the forecast period, 2020–2030.

Key indicators of market growth, which include value chain as well as supply chain analyses, and Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) have been elucidated in TMR’s study in a comprehensive manner. This data can help readers interpret quantitative growth aspects of the global amenity kits market during the forecast period.

An extensive analysis of business strategies of leading market players has also been featured in TMR’s study on the global amenity kits market. This can help readers understand principal factors to foresee growth in the global amenity kits market. In this study, readers can also find specific data on the qualitative and quantitative growth avenues for the global amenity kits market, which is expected to guide market players in making apt decisions in the future.

Key Questions Answered in TMR’s Amenity Kits Market Study

  • What are the key factors influencing the amenity kits market in each region?
  • What will be the CAGR of the global amenity kits market between 2020 and 2030?
  • What is the future scope and current trends in terms of sizing and end use of the global amenity kits market?
  • What is the revenue of the global amenity kits market based on respective segments?
  • Which are the key strategies used by top players of the global amenity kits market?
  • Which are the leading companies in the global amenity kits market?

Research Methodology – Amenity Kits Market

A unique research methodology has been utilized by TMR to conduct comprehensive research on the growth of the global amenity kits market and arrive at conclusions on the future growth prospects of the market. This research methodology is a combination of primary and secondary research, which helps analysts warrant the accuracy and reliability of the drawn conclusions.

Secondary sources referred to by analysts during the production of the global amenity kits market report include statistics from company annual reports, SEC filings, company websites, World Bank database, investor presentations, regulatory databases, government publications, and industry white papers. Analysts have also interviewed senior managers, product portfolio managers, CEOs, VPs, and market intelligence managers who contributed to the production of TMR’s study on the amenity kits market as a primary source.

These primary and secondary sources provided exclusive information during interviews, which serves as a validation from amenity kits industry leaders. Access to an extensive internal repository and external proprietary databases allows this report to address specific details and questions about the global amenity kits market with accuracy. The study also uses the top-down approach to assess the numbers for each segment and the bottom-up approach to counter-validate them. This has helped in making TMR’s estimates on the future prospects of the global amenity kits market more reliable and accurate.

Amenity Kits Market – Segmentation

TMR’s study on the global amenity kits market includes information categorized into five sections ? type, packaging, element, application, and region. Changing industry trends and other crucial market dynamics associated with these sections of the amenity kits market have been discussed in detail.

Type

  • First Class Kits
  • Business Class Kits
  • Premium Economy Class Kits
  • Economy Class Kits

Packaging

  • Bags
  • Pouches

Element

  • Skincare Products
  • Dental & Oral Care Products
  • Eye Masks
  • Earplugs
  • Socks
  • Miscellaneous (Comb, Pen, Tissue, etc.)
  • Others (Slippers, etc.)

Application

  • Airlines
  • Premium Trains
  • Cruise Ships
  • Others (Luxury Buses, etc.)

Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
    •  Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    •  Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC Countries
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of South America

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