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Highest Load Factor?  
User currently offlineThaigold From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 315 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2470 times:

Gday

After reading an article regarding BA's load factor - 72.2% - I was wondering which airline would have the highest? Surely 72.2% is up there?!

Thanks!


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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

Charter and low cost airlines have load factors well above this, because otherwise their business model could not work economically.


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33054 posts, RR: 71
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 1):
Charter and low cost airlines have load factors well above this, because otherwise their business model could not work economically.

Southwest Airlines has some of the lowest average load factors in the business.



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User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3333 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2437 times:

It would have to be a charter or Low cost airline....

In 03/04 the qantas group has 78% average LF.
in 04/05, it fell to 76.7%...

i just had a quick look on the BTRE website.
here are some high LF to/from Australia for 2004...

air mauritius 76%
air paradise 78%
JAL 74%
korean 74%
LAN 81%
Austrian 74%
PAL 74%

QF.. FRA service 84%!!
New Zealand, 81%
South Africa, 86%
UK 84%

SQ 79%
UA 83%


User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2419 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 2):
Southwest Airlines has some of the lowest average load factors in the business.

Sure, but compare this to 4U, FR, U2 and the likes. There is always an exception to every rule, if you dig deep enough.



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User currently offlineLemurs From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1439 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2410 times:

That is actually below average for the industry, according to IATA:

http://www.iata.org/pressroom/industry_facts/stats/2005-09-01-01.htm

I know Continental has been bouncing between 75-79% load factors for a year plus now.



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User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2237 posts, RR: 48
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

KLM had a good last quarter and reached an average fill rate of 82% (pax). Although I think they pretty much have always been scoring 80+. I was surprised to read that SQ only did 68% in their last period. Perhaps their smallest plane being a 777 might have something to do with it (on thinner routes no small planes available)...

Eduard


User currently offlineSK601 From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 976 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2277 times:

As IL76 said, KL has a high LF, on certain intercontinental routes close to 90% (US/CA) and in Europe on some destinations between 85-90% (for example BCN/OSL). More important than the LF is the yield of course. KL is doing pretty good, as WBC bookings are high. Even Europe Select (their C-class product for European flights) scores high. I thought that european c-class bookings would have dropped after KL introduced Europe Select, since there is not much difference with the y-product. Also a 3-3 config on their B737, cramped seating (just 33" for c-class!) and a mediocre catering product. Statistics have proven that I am wrong. Passengers are still willing to pay for it, also the frequent travelers; europe select exists for a few years now, so the passengers know what to expect nowadays. There are -of course- many passengers unpleasantly surprised with the eur c-class on a daily basis, but as long as sales will go up, IMO KL will not go back to the 2-2 or 2-3 config on their B737  Sad

User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3934 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2144 times:

What about the passenger airline operating with the lowest load factor?

 bouncy 


User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4416 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2118 times:
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As far as the U.S. WN has one of the lowest, and B6 is up in the 85-90% range, which I believe is the highest.

User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1983 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

Apparently Flyglobespan managed a 94% load factor last year. I'm not too sure on that but it was around that figure.

Gaz



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