Wolfy From Taiwan, joined Mar 2001, 337 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2313 times:
What are the most profitable short haul routes with the highest capacity of demand in the world? I think it is HKG-TPE, that's what they called the "GOLDEN ROUTE". Are there any others? I mean less 500 or 600 miles routes, what about YUL-YYZ, CDG-LHR?
StarAlliance From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2176 times:
I think Sapporo to Tokyo will be more profitable. Although the frequency of flights are lower than the Osaka-Tokyo route, but the airlines (JAL,ANA,AirDo,JAS) usually use the B744(that can sit about 500 passengers) and B777 to serve the Sapporo-Tokyo route. So, they are more profitable.
Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4530 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2144 times:
Houston to Dallas.
CO has tons of IAH-DFW flights, and American has plenty of DFW-IAH flights. WN flies IAH-DAL, HOU-DAL, CoEx flies IAH-DAL, ASA flies IAH-DAL and HOU-DAL. Too many daily frequencies to count.
I amagine that a full 764 on the ATL-MCO flight is profitable.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2124 times:
Atlanta, GA to Gulfport/Biloxi MS. Both airlines I have worked for (AirTran and ASA) both fly this route and have very very high load factors (close to 95%). Everybody likes to gamble down on the Gulf Coast. Another profitable shorthaul is Atlanta to Orlando. Between AirTran and Delta, there's 27 flights a day to Orlando.
TxAgKuwait From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1803 posts, RR: 45
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2107 times:
Dallas to Houston is a biggie......perenially ranked in top6 or 7 markets in the country in terms of passengers boarded.....241 miles DAL-HOU. WN has 33 trips a day DAL-HOU and 7 DAL-IAH.
The real prize is probably from the Los Angeles area to the San Francisco/Oakland.....not even looking at San Jose.....WN has 61 trips a day across there in each direction (24 LAX-OAK, 15 BUR-OAK, 1e ONT-OAK, and 8 SNA-OAK).
COexERJ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2075 times:
Dallas-Houston is very profitable, however with WN, walk-up fares are pretty low (less than $100 each way) while advance purchase fares tend to be around $100 round trip. Consider NYC-BOS (similar distance) walk up fares are much, much higher (right around $200 each way, advance purchase fares $200 round trip). So I guess I'd have to agree with Watewate on this one.
NUair From Malaysia, joined Jun 2000, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2059 times:
London airports to AMS have about 56 flights a day each way including 757 and 767 service. This number is rapidly increasing with new flights by Easyjet. I would say any European destination to London are very profitable. And lots of transfer pax. God only knows how many flights go between London and Paris in a given day.
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Tullamarine From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1394 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2054 times:
Before Impulse came on the scene, MEL-SYD was almost a licence to print money for QF and AN. Even now they both have services at least every half hour, generally utilising 767s. It is still hugely profitable with many of the pax in peak times being full fare.
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 692 posts, RR: 17
Reply 20, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2018 times:
Although many v. busy routes have been cited, a lot of these are aggresively priced, cutting the profit margin - I'd suggest looking at some of the captive regional routes for high profit - eg. flights between any two UK regional airports. Usually only BA regional flying the route, usually full, exhorbitant fares!
Wolfy From Taiwan, joined Mar 2001, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1980 times:
A friend of mine who is a travel agent just told me that SIN-KUL is another money maker as lotta Biz travelers fly this route just like taking taxi!
By the way a cheap, discounted ticket bought from the travel agent with group rate from TPE to HKG costs approx USD$300-400 for only an hour flt! +_+!
WN boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (12 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1969 times:
Ckw is correct: the question is the most profitable route, not the route that earns the most gross income. If I had to guess, I would say that it would be something flown either by United Express into DEN or Comair into ATL. Both would be tremendously profitable (per available seat mile) because of the high fares coupled with the low labor costs.