again me with another question:
I am currently flying a few very short routes (around 100nm) with pax demands around 50 per day with a DHC-7. I am thinking of allocating the DHC-7s to stronger routes and replacing them with one small plane that would go the round twice a day (e.g. Saab 340, Embraer, DHC-8, etc.). The advantage of going twice a day with a smaller plane is that I could offer two connecting flights from the target airport, making one plane offer 3 different routes per day, offering undisputed routes and image strength at small airport. Now, I have no idea of how much the variable costs per plane like navigation and airport fees change due to plane size and whether that can at all be profitable. Before I order, I thought to ask first. I have to fly out of Frankfurt and I guess the costs are comparably high there. Thanks for your advice!