SU184 From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 231 posts, RR: 12 Posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4298 times:
I'm having some thoughts about aircraft utilization of different airlines categories, Scheduled vs Charter vs Low Cost, I found that charter carriers will mostly come first, they fly their planes with minimum turnaround time, they don't cater a lot for the timing of the flights, they don't plan for further connecting flights. Can someone shed more light please.
Highliner2 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 692 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4279 times:
Actually charter carriers probably come in last, charter aircraft may sit on the ground for days waiting for business, or at the very least often waiting for the customers to complete their business for a return flight. a scheduled carrier will obviously be flying it's schedule regardless. LCCs are probably first, this is why they have been able to maintain profitability, altough the legacies are gradually figuring this out.
SU184 From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 231 posts, RR: 12 Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4261 times:
You maybe right for certain markets, but in my experience with the charter market in the Middle East specially Egypt, Tunis, Turkey, you can find an aircraft flying to Paris twice daily from Luxor for example which gives it about 22hrs usage for the day, you can have this repeated for 6 days a week (two flights to Europe from Egypt by the same plane), I agree LCC's will take the lead shortly.
N1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 25852 posts, RR: 79 Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4196 times:
Long haul aircraft that can complete a roundtrip in the same day will always have some of the best utilization. Hell, the ones that can't do too. That is 15-20 hours a day. If you are talking about short haul flying, there is no contest, the LCCs win it.
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