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SQ Loads Improving + EK And QR LF  
User currently offlineyellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6359 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4638 times:

According to the Houston Spotters site

Traffic for SQs SIN-DME-IAH is improving nicely...

"Singapore Airlines saw an increase of 47.22%. They deplaned 4046 pax and enplaned 3751 pax. Load factors were 73% to IAH and 67% from IAH.

For the year traffic on Singapore Airlines was up by 54%."

Could they be finally starting to get some traction in Y? If they are filling up front and down below...70% is profitable...

On a side note....both QR and EK IAHs routes are in the avg 90% LF....almost time for more frequencies for these 2?
"Qatar Airways deplaned 6545 pax and enplaned 7230 pax. Load factors were 82% to IAH and 90% from IAH.
Emirates had a 12.8% increase. They deplaned 7466 pax and enplaned 7821 pax. Load factors were 91% to IAH and 95% from IAH"


When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No-one has ever collided with the sky.
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User currently offlineInitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1067 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4457 times:

Great to see loads improving for SQ!

I might sound stupid but I want to ask a question. Does deplane means how many passenger the airlines drop at IAH while enplane means how many passengers board the airline's equipment at IAH?



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User currently offlinedalca From Netherlands, joined Aug 2006, 536 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4414 times:

Quoting Initious (Reply 1):
might sound stupid but I want to ask a question. Does deplane means how many passenger the airlines drop at IAH while enplane means how many passengers board the airline's equipment at IAH?

It means exactly that, well thought out!!!  



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User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13552 posts, RR: 100
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4368 times:
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Quoting yellowtail (Thread starter):
Load factors were 91% to IAH and 95% from IAH"

Wow! Past due for another flight. I think it would be to QR/EK's advantage to be 1st with 2X/day. For that would allow better hubbing connections.

I'm impressed with QR's numbers. They have really pulled them up and reduced EK's 'first mover advantage.' Of course, now the question is yeild. But any LF above 85% implies the ability to increase RASM.   

Quoting Initious (Reply 1):
I might sound stupid but I want to ask a question. Does deplane means how many passenger the airlines drop at IAH while enplane means how many passengers board the airline's equipment at IAH?

Either that or the plane is filling up with people.   

Now being serious: Why the imbalance in load factors? Are the energy companies sending out staff (manning up or seasonal)? Or is the return often via Europe?

Lightsaber



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User currently offlineyellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6359 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3903 times:

Quoting lightsaber (Reply 3):
Now being serious: Why the imbalance in load factors? Are the energy companies sending out staff (manning up or seasonal)? Or is the return often via Europe?

The higher yield seats might have return journeys with a stop at Shell HQ in AMS for example...over on EK ..back on KL. The oil companies don't care.

I know my brother who works for an oil company...if there are no J class on the non-stop return for example...he has the choice to stay till there is one or come back via a connecting city that has J available.



When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No-one has ever collided with the sky.
User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17829 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3820 times:

Quoting yellowtail (Thread starter):
Could they be finally starting to get some traction in Y? If they are filling up front and down below...70% is profitable...

I don't believe they're getting any additional SIN/DME traffic, so it's mostly beyond SIN traffic like CGK/SGN/KUL



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User currently offlineCOflyerBOS From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3679 times:

This is good news for IAH. I am always surprised to find out how few people seem to use SQ to Moscow. It truly seems as if everyone is heading to SE Asia instead. I wonder with CO's move to Star if SQ would be better off to offer a daily service via an Asian city instead, such as IAH-TPE-SIN

User currently offlineyellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6359 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3276 times:

I wonder with CO's move to Star if SQ would be better off to offer a daily service via an Asian city instead, such as IAH-TPE-SIN

or IAH-BAH/KWI-SIN

DME does help fill those F seats though



When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No-one has ever collided with the sky.
User currently offlinehuaiwei From Singapore, joined Oct 2008, 1118 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3124 times:

Quoting yellowtail (Thread starter):
"Singapore Airlines saw an increase of 47.22%. They deplaned 4046 pax and enplaned 3751 pax. Load factors were 73% to IAH and 67% from IAH.

For which period was this figure for, and to which period was it compared with?

If its was for recent monthly figures, that would be really good numbers when you consider that SQ only just added a fifth weekly flight in December 2009?

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 5):
I don't believe they're getting any additional SIN/DME traffic, so it's mostly beyond SIN traffic like CGK/SGN/KUL

Not sure if it was transit flights beyond SIN, but DME-SIN apparently does so well, they dropped the routes via DXB and just flew non-stop there.



It's huaiwei...not huawei. I have nothing to do with the PRC! :)
User currently offlineFlyingSicilian From Italy, joined Mar 2009, 1408 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2929 times:

You can check the pax numbers each month via www.fly2houston.com you just have to click over to the stats page. You can see cargo and pax numbers for each airline. For the random months I pulled it seems DME is about 20% of the IAH market for SQ.

Anecdotedly, I've spoken with folks at the Russian Consulate in Houston, and I know the flight is VERY popular with them and their business ties in Houston (which are growing, as is the Russian pop). NASA uses the flight to DME weekly, often to link up Mission Control in Houston and Russian facilities outside Moscow.



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User currently offlineyellowtail From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 6359 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2775 times:

Is CO going to codeshare on this flight now?


When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No-one has ever collided with the sky.
User currently offlineiahflyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2620 times:

Quoting yellowtail (Reply 7):
I wonder with CO's move to Star if SQ would be better off to offer a daily service via an Asian city instead, such as IAH-TPE-SIN

I like this idea, maybe 2x a day service from SQ such as:

SIN-DME-IAH-ICN-SIN and SIN-ICN-IAH-DME-SIN

An extra Jumbo each day for IAH maybe a morning arrival for the barren Terminal D and another Asian destination. A win-win for everyone. Would be even better if CO and SQ were code-sharing.



Little airports with the big jets are the best!! Floyd
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