OB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3873 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3692 times:
Quoting Klwright69 (Reply 5): Is there really a market between the Canary Islands and anywhere in the United States??
Yes, especially to MIA.
As MAH4546 stated in an earlier thread, "Miami has the largest Canary Island ex-pat community in North America." There are about 35,000 Canary immigrants in the Miami area, making it "the third largest direct diaspora from Europe in Miami after Russia and Italy."
The flight is targeting these immigrants, who tend to maintain very strong ties with the Canaries, and the Canary Islands are also seeking to promote themselves to American tourists via this nonstop flight.
MIgAiR54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 2860 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3289 times:
Quoting Aisak (Reply 9): A MAD-MIA may help them to operate TFN. If the 332 departs morning from Madrid and does MAD-MIA-TFN-MIA-MAD they are not "wasting" the 332 operating a 2h-domestic sector.
They could do very well, operatin 6x MAD-MIA and 1x TFN-MIA, also MAD-TFN is not wasting the time, This route is a great route for them, and for IB, they send A343 and even A346, and the cargo could add a great value when operating an A332.
The problem is that this route is just O&D but only 1xweek could work, but it is going to be difficult.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34580 posts, RR: 70
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3050 times:
Quoting MIgAiR54 (Reply 12): The problem is that this route is just O&D but only 1xweek could work, but it is going to be difficult.
The fact that this is only O&D is not a problem. MIA-TFN is not that small a market. While it is certainly a risk, and there might be a problem getting the yield right, the market size is not an issue.
Furthermore, as already repeated many times, the flight is supported by a huge cargo contract. The risk UX is taking on this route is minimal.
The risk is being takien by SOFITESA's $1.3M subsidy on the service.