MUCuser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2241 times:
a couple of pointers, yield is a term we use to describe Revenue per passenger, high-yield traffic is first (if they paid for it, but that's another story), business and full fare economy pax.
O&D, when analysing traffic between two cities we distinguish between traffic that originates from the city pairs only (O&D) and traffic that originates from feeds (hub). Eg O&D traffic between Frankfurt and Washington describes the traffic between these cities only, while actual traffic may be much higher due to LH feeds at the Frankfurt end and people travelling further in the US using IAD as the entry point, and vice versa.
If you are seriously interested I recommend you read "The Economics of International airlines" by Rigas Doganis