And I must say that it is much better than the old one.
After receiving the new 737 they are really making progress. They also changed their booking system from Radixx to Navtaire. Also a great improvement.
Nubes From Netherlands, joined Jun 2005, 43 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1736 times:
The way SkyEurope is making up for those low fares is to let the passenger who books at the last moment pays higher fares.. The first couple of seats are offered for a low fare and the fuller the aircraft gets, the higher the fares are.
Besides that, SkyEurope reduces costs because they don't offer free inflight service, but are making money by selling food and drinks, they stimulate sales via the internet, so reducing staff numbers. They have very short turn-around times, so they can be in the air longer, the place where an aircraft is supposed to be because that's the place where it's making money. The same as any other LCC.
Another thing I can imagine, is that staff in Eastern Europe is cheaper than let's say staff in the UK. No offense meant to people from Eastern Europe btw.
I don't know whether they are making profit or not, but ordering 32 737-700's is not something to do when an airline is not profitable or expected to become profitable..
RJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4112 posts, RR: 31 Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1668 times:
Yes, I completely forgot about the new PRG routes. That certainly needs some time to develop. I see that the Emb-120 phase out was expensive for them so we can expect some financial improvement for this year already.
RJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4112 posts, RR: 31 Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1526 times:
Seems that they are doing quite ok recently. Load factors are up to around 75% (was in the lower 60s before), so just about in the range where LCCs break even. Of course I cannot say because I don't know how much they earn but its another good sign from the company.
Nubes From Netherlands, joined Jun 2005, 43 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1459 times:
Staff getting frustrated by a computer does have an indirect effect on the passenger..
Furthermore, Navitaire (SkySpeed) is far more efficient than Radixx, which increases productivity at the callcentre. (And with EUR 0,30 per minute rate, it helps the passenger when the booking is done quicker )
Although passengers have little to do with the computer system, it is something the staff can use to offer more service.