HB-IWC From Greece, joined Sep 2000, 4450 posts, RR: 74 Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2086 times:
QR should really setup a task force one of these days to streamline the schedules. Too many different schedules on different days for certain destinations make for a very asymmetric setup, which has been shown through research to be less favorable in attracting premium traffic.
Other than that, QR will be the first Middle Eastern airline in Denpasar-Bali, and it will be interesting to see how they will fare over there. I guess they might get their hands on some of the package tourism from Europe which now is very often routed through SQ.
HB-IWC From Greece, joined Sep 2000, 4450 posts, RR: 74 Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1869 times:
Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 4): a) short of aircraft,
b) can't secure the required landing slots, and/or
c) have limited air services entitlements to the destinations they fly to
You are right, of course, but this situation is far from commercially desirable. It has been shown over and over again in marketing research studies that, in order to attract the much covetted premium traffic, daily frequencies according to consistent and symmetric schedules are an absolute necessity. QR's scheduling is erratic, to say the least.
QatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1684 posts, RR: 7 Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1792 times:
I was hoping that QR would get rid of the [pax A300 and convert them into cargo from 2007, as the original plan was. Looks like the A300s are here to stay. Does anyone know when the planes will leave the fleet?