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Author Topic: Earning more money  (Read 1575 times)

Offline gerald

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Earning more money
« on: December 01, 2017, 07:37:11 AM »
Does anyone know how on earth do airlines like highness airlines , hauler and Volar America get so much money whereas other airlines only have around 30-40millipn usd .and how do they earn that much money since some airlines like mine don’t even earn 1 million in a week

Offline gazzz0x2z

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Re: Earning more money
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 08:06:08 AM »
I'm not in Beginner's world, but as having finished 3rd in company value in last GW3, I can give you a few pointers on how to grow fast :

Begin by leasing old crap with decent capacity. in big airports, old A320/B737/MD80 are kickass for a beginning. Lease them for a short while, and be sure to get rid of them before their D-Check.

Begin with the low-hanging fruits : short lines with a lot of demand. Later in the game, CDG-LHR will be overcrowded, and won't make a lot of money. But early in the game, it's a gold-maker. If only 30% of demand is filled(which will be true for the first few weeks), then even at 0 route image, your plane will be full. And make immediate money you need to order other planes.

Begin by spreading routes. If you focus all your efforts on a few selected routes, you will cover more demand from them, and that's not good, as your load factor will plummet. Covering broader just after the inital effort on biggest routes gives you more bang for your buck. Additionally, you're less vulnerable to an attack.

Be agressive with your scheduling. Try to stuff as much flights per day as possible. Note also that in beginner's world, you can even safely land/take off at night. I advise against this practice, as it gives you bad habits, that might kill you in real game worlds, but some do that, and in beginner's world, it makes them even more efficient.

Be agressive with pricing. But not with opposition - with your customers. Milk them like the cash cows they are. As soon as Load Factor is beyond 90%(95% for high-density seats), increase your prices. Efficient when done company-wide. Very efficient

Optimize your seating. That's quite micro-managey, but having the right number of business seats helps a lot. When cumulated with price micromanagement, it can be the difference between life an death. In last GW3, I started in CDG, and had a lot of opponents(like always in such big places). I micromanaged my business seating and its pricing, while opposition didn't bother with it. The simple fact of micromanaging business seats prices(not having them - just micromanaging their prices) made 25% of my pretax profit. 25% of my financing power. 25% of my growth capacity. So I added more planes than opposition, with more profit per plane, and I ended up overwhelming them all. I didn't pricewar them at all. Quite the opposite. I just milked my customers as much as possible, covered every possible demand as if opposition didn't exist, and after 18 months, they were all dead.

Be ruthless. Be aggressive. Don't lower your prices. Be everywhere. Begin with short, juicy routes. Be better than others.

Offline dagwood

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Re: Earning more money
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 01:56:05 PM »
thank you for the great explanation.

Offline wilian.souza2

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Re: Earning more money
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2017, 02:16:27 AM »
Don't lower your prices.

This is quite hard to do, as any airline with any company image is able to eat up your LF and revenues when they arrive at your routes. And the more the seats and the more the flights they supply, the bigger their market share will be...

Offline gerald

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Re: Earning more money
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 01:30:03 PM »
Tks so much for answering  ;D

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Re: Earning more money
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2017, 01:43:07 PM »
This is quite hard to do, as any airline with any company image is able to eat up your LF and revenues when they arrive at your routes. And the more the seats and the more the flights they supply, the bigger their market share will be...

Yes. Yes...but no. I made a lot of testings, and most of the cases, even under heavy opposition, it's worth not lowering your prices below standard. Because below standard, prices decrease faster than load factor increases. It actually happened to me to increase ticket prices on routes with 40%LF, and to improve revenue un them - despite the LF going even worse.

Said otherwise, when you are attacked, don't move. Don't reduce your ticket prices. That's what the big boy is expecting you to do : enter a price war that only the biggest company can survive(if both engage).

Offline L1011fan

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Re: Earning more money
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2017, 02:56:18 AM »
Yes. Yes...but no. I made a lot of testings, and most of the cases, even under heavy opposition, it's worth not lowering your prices below standard. Because below standard, prices decrease faster than load factor increases. It actually happened to me to increase ticket prices on routes with 40%LF, and to improve revenue un them - despite the LF going even worse.

Said otherwise, when you are attacked, don't move. Don't reduce your ticket prices. That's what the big boy is expecting you to do : enter a price war that only the biggest company can survive(if both engage).
Hmmmm. Never thought of that.

Offline gazzz0x2z

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Re: Earning more money
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2017, 08:35:50 PM »
Hmmmm. Never thought of that.

Neither did I. I did just tried and measured. Was surprised.

 

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