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Author Topic: Route profit  (Read 695 times)

ralphvanderlinden

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Route profit
« on: June 30, 2010, 01:12:46 PM »
I was wondering about this:

The situation:
1 plane with 3001nm range.
3 kinds of destinations.

destination 1 : 3000nm
destination 2 : 2000nm
destination 3 : 1000nm

My plane is able to fly these combinations:
destination 1 & 3 or
destination 2 & 2

Which scheme will be the most profitable in general?

Offline Kazari

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Re: Route profit
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2010, 01:16:07 PM »
In my experience, 3-3-3.

But since that's not the way you asked it, 2-2. It establishes you as a more-than-once-a-day flight, which is important if you have competitors. Also, shorter flights tend to be more profitable per seat-mile.

ralphvanderlinden

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Re: Route profit
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2010, 04:09:23 PM »
And if there is a lot of competition on the 1000nm route and no competition on the 3000nm route?

I should think its better to do one time the 3000nm with no competition so high fares and one time the 1000nm with lower fares.

What do you think?

Offline Kazari

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Re: Route profit
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2010, 10:27:29 PM »
Well you didn't say there was competition.

What will happen in a competitive situation where you're both equal is that you'll both take half the paxes (or a third of the pax, etc.).

If you have more frequency, you'll do better.

The issue with a 3,000-mile route is that you can't do it several times a day. Frequency trumps any additional revenue on a per-flight basis (if only because you do it twice, doubling your profit).

I always focus on close-in cities before I tackle the outliers and I always try to find the sweet spot of the particular plane (attempting to keep flights under 2 hours or so, etc.) Margins on close flights are higher.

 

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