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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)
Benchmark495%89%0%No10832%18 years0.98
Airline 1605%87%0%No12841%18 years0.56
Airline 2393%79%0%No6131%2 years1.58
Airline 3128%100%0%No268%1 year1.14
Airline 41167%58%0%No30224%10 years0.29
Airline 5170%94%0%No2454%1 year1.31

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:

  • 89% of executing domains are from third-party vendors
  • 5% month-over-month domain variability, trending up
  • 49 domains, on average, execute when consumers access the home page
  • 0% high-risk domains, on average, trending down in 1Q21
  • 18 year cookie is the largest tracker; now it is only found on 1 site
  • JavaScript download size is increasing, 0.98MB

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