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Author Topic: London Heathrow slot prices absurdly high  (Read 427 times)

Offline lpopa93

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London Heathrow slot prices absurdly high
« on: January 29, 2016, 06:32:56 PM »
Is it me or slot prices on  Heathrow are way too high? Opening a new route, 7 days a week costs me over 300k. I opened five routes to fill the schedule for two aircraft and I am out of money. Destination airports ask for 30-50k, while slots on heathrow are over 270k...this is just terrible, and it is setting back all companies on Heathrow.

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Re: London Heathrow slot prices absurdly high
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2016, 06:35:25 PM »
Welcome to LHR, where your slot prices will easily be 3x-5x or more of your plane acquisition costs. Airlines flying into LHR from other places will pay a pittance in comparison to what you pay, and they will have more slots than you do for a good while. Good luck making rent!

Cliff notes: This is normal and expected.

Offline alexgv1

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Re: London Heathrow slot prices absurdly high
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2016, 06:49:23 PM »
You would almost think it's intentional.....  ???
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Re: London Heathrow slot prices absurdly high
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2016, 01:48:30 PM »
Nope,it is reality.Same as all the other big busy pots.
In real life is the same.

Offline ZombieSlayer

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Re: London Heathrow slot prices absurdly high
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2016, 01:56:42 PM »
This is why a "good" startup strategy in, say, IST wont work well in LHR. You have to find what will give you the most revenue per plane with the fewest slots at first. LHR in particular has been exploiting their HQ'd airlines for years, so this is nothing new!
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Offline gazzz0x2z

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Re: London Heathrow slot prices absurdly high
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2016, 06:22:22 PM »
This is why a "good" startup strategy in, say, IST wont work well in LHR. You have to find what will give you the most revenue per plane with the fewest slots at first. LHR in particular has been exploiting their HQ'd airlines for years, so this is nothing new!

Yeah each place has a different strategy. Many airports are slot restricted(Catania comes to mind), and Heathrow is the biggest of that kind of airport. Don't fly there with a Fairchild Metro. On the opposite side of the spectrum are many US airports, where slots are growing very quickly. It's nearly another game, playing frequency with insane opposition.

Offline tise1983

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Re: London Heathrow slot prices absurdly high
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2016, 12:02:45 AM »
i can't believe it is only 300K...should be more, much, much more ;D

 

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