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Airline Industry Index

Metrics derived from continuous monitoring of airline digital environments. This information is updated every 30 days.

CompanyDomainsNew Domains (%)Third-party Code (%)High-risk (%)Malware eventTotal CookiesCookies over 12 Months (%)Longest Cookie LifespanAverage JavaScript Download Size(MBs)
Benchmark463%91%0%No12830%19 years1.08
Airline 1613%89%0%No15837%19 years0.64
Airline 2280%71%0%No6131%2 years1.51
Airline 3119%100%0%No297%1 year1.66
Airline 41133%100%0%No36318%18 years0.32
Airline 5190%95%0%No2759%2 years1.29

Key Learnings:

As British Airlines, Air Canada and Cathay Pacific learned, falling prey to a website or mobile app security incident is a real risk. With more consumers making direct travel purchases online, the airline industry needs to better protect digital assets. Inability to identify and secure the code that renders on consumer devices is a serious problem. On average, the Airline sector experienced:

  • 91% of executing domains are from third-party vendors
  • 3% month-over-month domain variability, trending down since November's high of 13%
  • 31 domains, on average, execute when consumers access the home page, lowest since the Airline index start
  • 0% high-risk domains, on average, trending down in 4Q20
  • 19 year cookie is the largest tracker; it’s found on 2 sites
  • JavaScript download size is controlled, remaining at 0.67MB

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