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Author Topic: Demand question  (Read 592 times)

DanielSzymkowiak

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Demand question
« on: March 20, 2013, 09:06:00 AM »
I have started two routes (EPKK-OMDB, EPKK, EGKK) with a leased Airbus A300/A310. The passenger demand for both is 200 per day and I am the only one operating these routes. I have full marketing for these routes, yet no results yet. Is there something I'm not doing right? After about week of gametime, the average load for these is 20% and I am making big losses as below:


Sold tickets
336 357 USD
Line maintenance (A+B)
-38 467 USD
Insurance
-21 223 USD
Fuel cost
-326 781 USD
Route fees (1)
-154 387 USD
Weekly leasing cost
-121 224 USD
Total
-325 725 USD

Offline Infinity

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Re: Demand question
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2013, 09:09:58 AM »
Look at your Route Image. You can't expect more yet, loads will increase as Route Image rises. New routes are never fully booked in the beginning in real life either.

DanielSzymkowiak

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Re: Demand question
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2013, 09:20:45 AM »
Kind thanks for the quick reply. I'll let you know how it continues.

exchlbg

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Re: Demand question
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2013, 01:50:31 PM »
Marketing for routes only increases the rate of climb. Donīt expect break-even too early, it can last game months.
Maybe you missed the last changes of game mechanics, where RI and CI play a much bigger role in passenger preference than before.
So as a startup, with both values low, you definitely run big losses during first year.

DanielSzymkowiak

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Re: Demand question
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2013, 02:00:18 PM »
Thanks a lot again. I was curious, because all my other routes quickly became profitable.

exchlbg

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Re: Demand question
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2013, 02:19:35 PM »
That depends also, whether you fill the whole demand of that route with your initial offer or if you leave big parts of demand unserved.
If you only need small parts of all PAX to notice and fly with you, it may be enough to fill your plane in early days. If you need all PAX of that route, you need time until all those PAX know about the company and your offer.

Offline Andre

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Re: Demand question
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2013, 04:35:45 PM »
exchlbg has good points. Are you flying A300-600? In that case you're oversupplying the route by quite a bit, and low LF in the beginning sounds normal.

DanielSzymkowiak

  • Former member
Re: Demand question
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2013, 05:35:12 PM »
It's getting better now. I couldn't find any other aircraft I think would suit the route better, that's why it is oversupplied a little. I appreciate all of the help I got here. This new route and leased aircraft got me into financial trouble which I am now going to hopefully arise from. These are the current stats:

Profit yesterday    6 099 USD
Cumulative profit this week    57 553 USD
Cumulative profit last week    44 056 USD

Sold tickets    601 993 USD
Line maintenance (A+B)    -39 386 USD
Insurance    -20 814 USD
Fuel cost    -337 918 USD
Route fees (1)    -165 018 USD
Weekly leasing cost    -121 224 USD
Total    -82 367 USD
« Last Edit: March 21, 2013, 05:38:06 PM by DanielSzymkowiak »

Offline Infinity

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Re: Demand question
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2013, 06:12:31 PM »
I couldn't find any other aircraft I think would suit the route better, that's why it is oversupplied a little.

You should select your fleet not by what suits a single route, but select 2-3 fleets that can serve the majority of  the demand from your base.

DanielSzymkowiak

  • Former member
Re: Demand question
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2013, 06:29:43 PM »
Very few long-haul destinations seem to be profitable from EPKK. And if so, only 210 per day at most.

 

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