Sometimes we must admit our errors.
Well i don't think i am wrong at all.. But when everyone is saying so, then there is something wrong.
Viennar said i didn't wrote directly to him, and posted a public topic. I am sorry for that (as i said in the message i just wrote to him).
One certainly hopes so!
That's the entire point!
Who cares if there's some other routes he can serve, maybe he really wants to serve that route. Just because you were there first, doesn't mean a thing. If you've got a problem with it and you feel there are other routes that can be served then you move to those routes. If you don't want to do that, then what you have is a little thing called "competition", where you all fight to see who can get those 150/day and the best player wins. As long as he's doing it fairly (not dumping or flooding) then there's not one bit of problem. And as long as you operate the better-run airline, he's not going to get very far.
Sigma, when i am planning a route and i see that Viennair is flying the route, i don't open that route when the demand is too low.
I came here to complain because he opened routes (low demand routes) that i was already flying.
I believe in rational competition. If we are based at the same airport, we should focus on fighting the other players, that are not based at this airport, because acting like animal competition we won't grow.. We will "die fighting each other"...
And, people, please don't take it to the personal side.. I probably didn't expose my ideas as they really are. If i have offended anyone (mostly Viennair), i am sorry.
There is something called free market. It is a freedom question. If someone want to put his plane and his money in a saturated route, it is his problem becouse I suppose you have better route image and you can move your prices too.
We are here to have fun and to compete. You can have fun flying from a remote airport in Russia and managing small 19 seaters. It can be funny. But when you choose fly from one of the most important airports in this game, you should be ready to compete. There are some rules in the game that everybody must respect, but respecting the rules everything can be done.
You said your competitor doesnt act in "good faith" (we use the same expresion here in spain) and maybe you are right. Your competitor want to ruin your company and take all your routes. Of course... this is the goal of any company everywhere. Dont you want to win?
Well the goal is to win the game, that is right. But as i said before, when we are based at the same airport, we should have some rationality when competing each other. I am not talking about "oh you don't fly my routes and i don't fly yours".. it's about having a rationality when you open a route, a little 'respect' because we are 'in the same boat'.. So if the boat shrink, we all die.. Wich is different about the competition with airlines based outside...
This is my personal opinion, about 'growing together'.. This is how i was educated for.. Remembering, my personal opinion, and i respect each others' opinion too.. I am just asking for more rationality.
Well said Sigma and Daveos.
I think that in the real world every airline can fly whatever plane it deems necessary to its airports..so why should it be different here?
The aim of the game is to be the best, beat all your competitors on the same routes, so why should there be rules stating otherwise?
If your airline provides a better service, with the best punctuality and best prices...then passengers will choose you over them surely?
If not, then you need to buck your ideas up!
I don't think thigs are that 'animal'.. At least here in brazil we have some regulamentation. The government must authorize the opening of new routes. Of course there is competition, heavy competition, but we must be rational!