TriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4706 posts, RR: 39
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2309 times:
No surprise here, given that IB annoucned its withdrawal from tangential routes (i.e. routes away from its hub in MAD) a few months ago. LON-AGP must be one of the Europen markets with the heaviest LCC competition, so yields have possibly been low for quite a while.
Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2011 times:
They're putting all their eggs in the MAD basket...the effects of the competition is showing. That's why you've seen them pull more flights from BCN, VLC and AGP. The false sense of confidence is sinking in.
Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
CRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2398 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1977 times:
Isn't VLC the hub airport of Air Nostrum? Doesn't Air Nostrum fly all those marginal routes? I assume that the CRJ200 is losing out to all the 737s from LCCs... so perhaps it's time for the pilots to agree on the new scope clause that will allow Air Nostrum to take more CRJ900s... at least then they'll lower the operating costs per flight vs the CRJ200, and bring more money in for IB...