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ATL-MXP Most Profitable DL's Trans-atlantic Route  
User currently offlineSarrebal From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 67 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3043 times:

I just read that ATL-MXP is the most profitable DL's trans-atlantic route.
Source: Ms. Ribaga, sales director of DL in Italy.
It is operated with a 767. Why don't they upgrade to the 777?

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User currently offlineFrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2971 times:

I'd caution you to the statistics behind this information. I'd don't necessarily doubt the information, but question what qualifiers it carries with it.

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2953 times:

A route they didnt feel they could operate before an alliance with the incumbent carrier is now their most profitable...........?

Anyone got some salt?


User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4756 posts, RR: 43
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2899 times:

This just shows that a vast majority of DLs pax on this route are bound for other USA cities other than ATL so naturally the higher price tag would be attached to the ticket/fare.

But yeah I am surprised but then again there is NO COMPETITION on this route (nonstop flights that is) so DL has the lead here + AZ codeshares on this flight too so that presence within ITALY helps a lot.

Is DL the cheapest to fly from MXP to USA than AF-LH-BA-KLM-LX???


User currently offlineJcxp15 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 997 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2829 times:

They could also be making a lot of money via cargo (i.e. mail, and other shipments), which would not demand the size of a 777....

User currently onlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17365 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2778 times:

"This just shows that a vast majority of DLs pax on this route are bound for other USA cities other than ATL so naturally the higher price tag would be attached to the ticket/fare. "

Generally, connecting traffic is lower yield than local traffic. For example, you can fly from Dallas to Milan on a number of airlines (lots of competition) through intermediate cities, but you can only fly one airline nonstop (not a lot of competition) between Atlanta and Milan, thus the higher premium.



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