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Author Topic: Pax Demand?  (Read 1319 times)

27kid

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Pax Demand?
« on: September 21, 2009, 03:58:55 PM »
Hey Guys,

hope everyone is doing fine during these very initial stages of the game. I have one question: I haven't played the last round of games, so my last experience with AWS is the Jet Age #1. Back then, it usually was not a big problem to fill a/c as long as demand was there and you would price reasonably.

Now, I understand that company image, seat config, a/c type and age etc. became more important with the new engine, but I am using an 8 1/2 yr old A300 on a SFO-HNL sector with no competitors, but still never managed to bring pax load to more than 65%. Comany image is 50 and rising and I have trimmed prices down twice. I am barely making money, which never happend to this extent before...

So what's the deal?

Offline Sami

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Re: Pax Demand?
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009, 04:29:17 PM »
You need to wait a while and be patient for the route image (= how well route pair is known amongst the public) to raise.

And/or initially lower the prices on new routes.

Offline Maarten Otto

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Re: Pax Demand?
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2009, 05:44:44 PM »
If you want to fly at maximum payload from day one you should reduce prices by 25%.

Talentz

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Re: Pax Demand?
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2009, 04:54:50 PM »
Hm... I am flying three class standard configs and getting 90+ LF on all three classes for both my routes. This is with 10% off default.


My CI isn't even at 50 yet.




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Offline DutchBlond

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Re: Pax Demand?
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2009, 02:45:44 PM »
Find one route guys, & put all yr aicraft into utilise its Maximum capacity.

take up all the max sets needed.
DONT FORGET, do your marketing a few weeks before. If its not known about it will run below capcity.
then balance yr fares til demand rises. this may take several weeks, but make sudden discounts, & when other compete, you are all too low & thr route wont profit anymore.

Or ditch yr route, n find a moderate route you can take all capacity no one else has & prime that.

Seating configurations are important as are flights throughout the day to attract new & reg custom.
Hope that helps working well for me at capacity over 93% in all classes on average over all routes.
Aircraft that have a decent capacity 150+ are the best on short haul routes, still use only 2 pilots. Configure them to be comfortable, but max yr capacity to demand. These are the key elements to yr % seats taken up.
Hope that helps.

 

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