EVA777SEA From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 473 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2246 times:
I was wondering if anyone knew what the loads look like on the BR, Cl, OZ, and KE flights out of Seattle. Information for both the summer and winter would be nice. I know that the NW flight does well in the summer because it is going 9x weekly this year. What about the UA flight, what do the loads look like? Thanks for the help.
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 11166 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2210 times:
I would assume that UA and NW yields are good as they both maintain high loads across the pacific. I'm not sure about the other airlines.
I would assume that OZ and KE keep the minimum load necessary for profit on the SEA route since they adapt the route to the market and usually do not operate daily flights. If they had high loads, then I would expect an increase in service.
I'm curious as to how BR was affected when CI entered the market. CI now competes directly with BR. I just wonder how TPE can support that many flights yet airports like HKG and SIN don't even offer nonstop or direct (same flight number) service on any airlines.
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Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 33967 posts, RR: 85
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2117 times:
UA's SEA-NRT-SEA loads are light in winter and strong in summer, but yields are always good because of strong First and Business Class bookings (though "strong" is like 25-30% of the cabin, which is still decent revenue).
RentonView From United States of America, joined May 2005, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1958 times:
Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 1): I just wonder how TPE can support that many flights yet airports like HKG and SIN don't even offer nonstop or direct (same flight number) service on any airlines.
Probably because TPE isn't the final destination for many of the pax on those flights! I can tell you that when I flew through TPE last year on BR to SGN, the number of people transiting was enormous. If and when other airlines begin nonstop service from SEA to other Asian destinations (especially HKG), perhaps loads on the dual TPE and ICN flights will suffer.
Thepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1896 times:
I have heard from some friend around SEA that the SEA-Asia routes are doing very well, especially the NW and UA. I think the SEA-IAH from CI is more for cargo than for passengers, but both of those routes are profitable. Hell, Eva can yank the B744 off that route and put in a 777 or an A330 if they need to downsize. Flew out on NW not too long ago (damn redeye) and the gate agent said that the Eva flight was oversold and they were looking for people to step off. That was on a Wednesday too! OZ and KE I assume are getting yields, but loads are probably not setting the world on fire. there are so many options to get from SEA-ICN, and the fares are still high. Seattle is a great gateway to Asia though, and here is hoping for a nonstop SEA-HKG!