I'm having a difficult time turning a decent profit or even a profit on some of my international routes. I'm not exceeding demand on these routes, in fact I'm trying to provide them with exactly the amount of seats for each class that they are demanding. Take for example my service from Honolulu to Beijing, demand is 320 passengers, I offer 250 seats 4 days a week, and 347 seats 1 day a week. My average load factor is 66.22, average profit is $2,960/flt. On a single flight from Honolulu to Atlanta on a Monday, the demand is 1739, it is over supplied by 94 seats and I offer a total of 397 seats. My profit on that one flight is an average of $46,796. Supply exceeds demand, and there is competition yet I make more than on a flight where I haven't met demand yet and there is NO competition.
Can someone please help me make sense of this?