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The Best And Worst Loads Out Of Mumbai!  
User currently offlineB773A346 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 77 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3268 times:

I would like to configure which International Routes and operated by which airline are doing their best and worst out of Mumbai. I would like you all give me your opinions.

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User currently offlineKevin777 From Denmark, joined Sep 2006, 1173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3066 times:

I have no airline inside on actual load-factors out of BOM, but from what I hear in other threads, loads are not too impressive. Apparently, AI has had loads in the mid-30's on their nonstop US services before they slashed their fares dramatically to match one-stop competitors. However, loads aren't the worst part - yields are very poor. Remember, although many airlines seem to think so, you don't survive on high load-factors, you survive on the money on the bottom-line. And whereas the loads out of BOM might not be totally bad, I definitely believe that yields are.

As mentioned above, I do not have any airline insider facts to support this, it's what I hear and see around. For instance, look around the web and search for a ticket from Europe to BOM - even for nonstops, and with no advance purchase restrictions at all (fly tomorrow), you can find return tickets down 400 euros. Combine that with, say, an 80 % load-factor, and the economics totally don't add up..


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