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User currently offlineAirStairs From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 487 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1585 times:

As load factors, frequency, number of seats, etc are at best only partially indicative of performance, what are the strongest yielding routes today? We talk about LFs, number of seats quite frequently, but especially with new types like the A380 coming online and a changing economic picture, how have yields changed even in past years?

I am no expert and I suspect that official numbers are probably proprietary, but based only on what I read and understand of the industry, I would expect:

LHR/FRA-GRU
LAX/SFO-SYD
FRA/AMS/CDG-MEX
SIN-LHR
LHR-JNB

It seems that USA-India routes are no longer printing money as they used to because more airlines are getting the reach into that market. While I am sure they do well, from what I have read especially with regard to 9W, they may not be the guaranteed "cash cow" that maybe they once were.

The same could be said for USA-China routes as more entrants come into the market and we see postponments of service from a couple of airlines. At any rate, more seasoned members and industry employees probably have a better idea than I do, let's hear em.  box 



AirStairs

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User currently offlineEXAAUADL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

Strictly speaking short routes have high yields. ORD-RST use to be close to $1 per mile, not sure if it still is.

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25983 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1527 times:



Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 1):
Strictly speaking short routes have high yields. ORD-RST use to be close to $1 per mile, not sure if it still is.

Yes, since yield is a measure of revenue per seat-mile, the highest yields are often on short flights with a significant proportion of full-fare business traffic.


User currently offlineAirStairs From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 487 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1498 times:

In that vein, how does something like MSP-FAR do? I have only made it up there a couple of times but noticed that NW's mainline presence and frequency were pretty significant for an airport of that size, and I suppose that business traffic may be connecting further as well. I also hear about PHX-DFW although that was a while back, and SEA-ANC.


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User currently offlineYellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6345 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

EKs IAH-DXB is up there


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User currently offlineAirStairs From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 487 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1461 times:

IAH-DXB came to mind but in the absence of stats I was not sure that it would be a top performer yet because it is still relatively young. Obviously there is quite a market there though, and I'm sure it will stay solid. IAH-LAD as well as EUR-LAD apparently does very well yield wise.



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User currently offlineEXAAUADL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1346 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 2):
In that vein, how does something like MSP-FAR do?

I suspect that MSP-FAR/BIS/GFK are all high yielding. MSP-RST/LSE is also high yield I am sure.


I think a better headline for this thread would be highest % business traffic, not highest yielding.


User currently offlineMHTripple7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1108 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1305 times:



Quoting AirStairs (Reply 5):
IAH-LAD as well as EUR-LAD apparently does very well yield wise.

Yeah I've heard the same thing. But then again, the frequencies are extremely limited.


User currently offlineRW717 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1303 times:

I bought a ticket once from ACV to SFO and it was almost $400 o/w and less then 300 miles


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