Vega From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2536 times:
PHL-LIS does not do nearly as well as other destinations. 2007 peak data is not yet available, however for 2006 peak (June-Aug), the average daily passenger load was less than 100 each way. For a 757, that's a load factor of around 50%. I do not however know if the Yields or cargo revenue were significant enough to make the flight profitable. On the positive side for US, each of CO's two daily 757 EWR-LIS flights, did not (when averaged) do as well as the US flight. Of course, the CO flight competes directly with the only other direct flights from NYC on TAP - which does very well.
Vega From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2462 times:
Quoting Flyboyaz (Reply 3): It's overbooked today and tomorrow...and full the rest of the weekend, if that means anything. Everytime I've looked at it, it has been full.
I'm only stating what the airlines officially reported as last summer's numbers. If you can provide an actual Load count for the entire month of June and/or thus far for July, it would show an improvement over last year. One week of Loads doesn't really prove very much as far as overall performance is concerned as other weeks in the month may have significantly less. Those blips (assuming that is what they are) could be infrequent tour groups.
ILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4 Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2073 times:
Quoting Mah584jr (Reply 8): I've been wondering how US's three newest destinations have been performing (Brussels, Zurich and Athens). Does anyone have any insight on how they've done?
The loads have been incredible. You can count with your fingers the number of times that the ZRH flight has gone out with open seats all summer. BRU has quite impressive loads as well.
ATH has strong loads considering their weight restrictions.
There weren't any significant start-up low periods. Full loads were being seem in the first week of ops.