Perhaps Sami. But then making the seating better would increase his LFs but have him carrying the same number of passengers (just more satisfied ones). So it seems that the real problem is just flying the 767 on such a long haul.
Does anybody have an idea on how profitable ultra-long haul routes (around 10000nm) are? It seems like it gets more and more difficult to profit as the routes get longer (after 3000nm or so). Am I incorrect?
Yeah, I'd say you've got it totally backwards.
Just take a look at the richest airlines in the current and any past games -- they are always
primarily long-range international carriers. The key to massive amounts of cash is long-haul routes because the overhead is so minimal compared to a frequently-turning short-haul operation.
Now I can't speak to the 767's success on those lanes though as it's not a plane I normaly use, but looking at the figures, it's just too small. But long-haul is absolutely, without a doubt, the easiest way to literally make more money in this game than you know what to do with.
Ulimately it's density that really matters, not the length of the haul. Long, thin routes, like real-life, are a tenuous proposition in this game if you try to operate them with 767s or A300s, they just can't get enough passengers to sufficiently surpass that break-even point, while large wide-body aircraft can shatter
that break-even point and then the next 250 seats are just straight to the bottomline. If you can secure a single long-haul route that you can operate several large wide-bodies on, you will make money hand-over-fist.