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Finding Out About Route Potential  
User currently offlineAirevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 953 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

Good morning,

let´s pretend I want to set up an airline. How do I find out about route potential, passenger numbers already travelling on a certain route via other airports, yield etc ?

Thanks for any info !


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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6879 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1905 times:

As far as my opinion goes, I would have to say.. hire an airline consultant who will gather all that information for you.

Aiming High and going far..
User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1988 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1902 times:

In the UK you get all the passenger number figures from

For example no GLA-MUC service exists but you can still see the pax travelling between to 2 cities via an English airport.

So I'd see if you can access the German aviation authorites website for passengers numbers.

Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1873 times:

Presumably where such figures fall down is where flights aren't "connecting". For example, if I was to travel Ryanair to Dublin from Bristol, then Aer Lingus Dublin to (random place) Frankfurt, that wouldn't show up because the two airlines don't have an agreement ("interline"?).

Sometimes you can extrapolate figures. For example, for BRS to EWR, CO had no real existing data to work on as no airline flies that route. So based on the number of people from the west country (the BRS catchment area) who travel via Heathrow to New York, you can estimate that perhaps 10% of those would switch to a local flight from a local airport.

So in reality, all you're going to get is a ballpark figure which could vary by 50% or more. Perhaps more accurate if that route is served directly or indirectly by other airlines.

Geoff M.

User currently offlineAirevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 953 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1870 times:

The region of interest would be the Gulf and Africa, any ideas there ? Thanks !

User currently offlineODAFZ From Afghanistan, joined Jul 2004, 357 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1861 times:

Some centuries ago, when hell was frozen I made a summer internship at MEA (Middle east Airlines AirLiban). One of my (many) questions is how to assess the potential of a line. The manager of route development told me that there were many indicators :
1- Number of visas delivered between the 2 countries.
2-Expatriate population living in the 2 countries
3-Foreign investments made by either of 2 countries (business travel , cargo)
4-Passengers connecting at intermediate airport to .

All these information are made available through info from embassies and consulates and do not forget that in Africa, Gulf and Middle East passengers are still requested to fill in a disembark card with all appropriate information ( country of residence for ex, purpose of travel etc...)

Hope I have been of some assistance to you

User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3476 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1829 times:

<http://www.faremeasure.com> shows O & D pax numbers for most larger US markets and <http://ostpxweb.dot.gov/aviation/index.html> is the site for the US DOT passenger traffic statistics via the Bureau of Transportation statistics...

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