Summa767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2561 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3710 times:
The load factor of DL's JFK-BOG service was 71% for December. That was only for 12 days of that month (DL started service on 18th Dec). That is peak season for Colombia. A decent load factor would have extended to middle January. Clearly things have gone pear-shape from then on, as the frequencies have been reduced to 5 weekly.
Offer on NYC-BOG had increased with AV's additional flight since last Summer, and now jetBlue's NYC-MCO-BOG service, all at a time of crisis. Something might have to give..
Perhaps DL would have been better off with a second ATL-BOG (which performs very well), or even ATL to MDE (a destination that is proving resilient to the crisis so far, and that lacks the multitude of connections that DL offers at ATL. DL applied for ATL-MDE/CLO as second priority over JFK-BOG)
In sheet 2.5 you can see DL's (as well as other airlines) total seats offered and passengers flown. In sheet 2.4 you can see BOG-ATL total (only flown by DL), therefore you can work out the rest: Which is DL's BOG-JFK.
You can also see that CO's figures are very positive -its move to make IAH-BOG- a double frequency has worked out well for them. One of the few airlines having a higher load factor than the year before.
ClipperClub From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3361 times:
Thanks for all of the input, i have been reading for airlines.net for years and this is my first post, I hope DL keep the JFK - BOG service, I am convinced coloumbia BOG, COL, MED is an up and coming market. reminds me of SXM 15 years ago.
WorldTraveler, I have been using my AMEX miles on DL on the route but, I have been know to use a DL buddy pass from time to time. I have noticed your informative posts re Pan Am and DL your relation to the airlines ? any time at PA ?
Alianza From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3290 times:
Welcome ClipperClub ! I hope to get back to Colombia in the near future. Last time I was in BOG, in the mid 1990's, we had an armored car with 1 inch thick windows. Hopefully the situation is better now!!
Panamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4913 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2604 times:
In the middle of a world recession, this route is no different than many others in terms of having feast or famine loads, i.e., very full during expected peak periods and light during other times. For example, DL 395 JFK-BOG went out yesterday (Feb 14) with only a few empty seats on the 184-seat 757 (it's the start of a holiday week for most of the U.S.) but the northbound BOG-JFK had barely 60 pax...These few days being the mid-winter break, practically all southbound flights to the Caribbean and Latin America are overbooked anyway...
This is the typical travel pattern during recessionary times as people cut back on discretionary travel and many limit their trips to the 'necessary' ones or just the typical holiday period. Whereas previously there may have been more traffic during off-peak times, the recession really exacerbates the demand weakness during off-peak...
Jigarciar From Colombia, joined May 2005, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2505 times:
I flew on January 11 on DAL395 JFK-BOG and load was at 100%, considering the route didn't have more than a month running. Despite it is a strong market, competition is hard right now and during low season it isn't easy to have good loads. I hope that this situation has been financially foreseen by the Company.