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AI Domestic - 22% Load Factor In 2010!  
User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4868 posts, RR: 16
Posted (3 years 2 months 4 days ago) and read 8112 times:

From the Times of India, fair use:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/b...flyer-load/articleshow/7485099.cms

The article states that AI's domestic operations only filled 1 in 4 seats in 2010 - is this because of overcapacity?

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User currently onlinekcrwflyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3761 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7902 times:

Quoting comorin (Thread starter):
The article states that AI's domestic operations only filled 1 in 4 seats in 2010 - is this because of overcapacity?

I'm not sure what else you could call a 22% loadfactor.


User currently offlinefortunerunnner From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 7671 times:

AI runs quite few domestic tag on flights to their international flights. These are usually flight that depart in wee hours of morning like 2:30AM and naturally there aren't many takers for these add on flights that fly domestically at such weird times. Anyhow, I'm not too sure if 22% factor is for all AI's domestic flights or just the tag on flights that are operated in conjunction with AI's international flights. My guess is that this is true only for tag on flights and not all domestic flights operated by AI. Regardless, AI should really needs to get its house in order if its flying empty 747s from one city to the other just so that it can be parked for few hours as mentioned in the story....whoever came up with that idea really needs to be fired.

User currently offline9W748Capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 516 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7534 times:

Quoting fortunerunnner (Reply 2):
whoever came up with that idea really needs to be fired.

Agreed - what a useless article as obviously the vast majority of Air India's domestic flights are still IC-coded. Sure only 22%, but what percentage of AI's domestic flights are actually AI-coded?


User currently offlinetharanga From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1847 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 7389 times:

Quoting 9W748Capt (Reply 3):
Agreed - what a useless article as obviously the vast majority of Air India's domestic flights are still IC-coded. Sure only 22%, but what percentage of AI's domestic flights are actually AI-coded?

Yes, I am quite sure that this article is only about the tag-ons and international connectors; it is not surprising that those have low loads. though surely they can find a better aircraft than the big widebodies that operated the associated international flight to operate those legs.

Didn't we see a discussion here lately, with AI flight numbers to be assigned for the IC flights? So maybe the end is in sight, and it will all be AI code. But not yet.


User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 7370 times:

w.e.f 0001 IST 12FEB, all flights are AI coded. Hence yes, all routes are AI coded.


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User currently offlineojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2919 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 7278 times:

Quoting comorin (Thread starter):
The article states that AI's domestic operations only filled 1 in 4 seats in 2010 - is this because of overcapacity?
Quoting kcrwflyer (Reply 1):
I'm not sure what else you could call a 22% loadfactor.

It's misleading, the 22% LF is on the erstwhile AI coded flights which are used as a tag on to the international routes and a handful of international connectors, which operate at odd hours and from international terminals of airports.

Besides, In November a handful of connectors were added and loads to pick up on these flights would take time to catch up. The TOI article is pointless and sensationalizing.

Quoting fortunerunnner (Reply 2):
AI runs quite few domestic tag on flights to their international flights. These are usually flight that depart in wee hours of morning like 2:30AM and naturally there aren't many takers for these add on flights that fly domestically at such weird times. Anyhow, I'm not too sure if 22% factor is for all AI's domestic flights or just the tag on flights that are operated in conjunction with AI's international flights. My guess is that this is true only for tag on flights and not all domestic flights operated by AI. Regardless, AI should really needs to get its house in order if its flying empty 747s from one city to the other just so that it can be parked for few hours as mentioned in the story....whoever came up with that idea really needs to be fired.

  

Quoting KFlyer (Reply 5):
w.e.f 0001 IST 12FEB, all flights are AI coded. Hence yes, all routes are AI coded.

Postponed till 15th March 2011.

[Edited 2011-02-12 20:24:53]


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User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12409 posts, RR: 100
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7098 times:
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I'm glad to hear this was the 'tag on' flights.

But what a waste of money! AI needs to work out a better system so that the seats actually sell.

Quoting kcrwflyer (Reply 1):
I'm not sure what else you could call a 22% loadfactor.

Nice thoughts do not come to mind. 9,366 is two dozen flights per day that need to be cut. It must be cheaper to roll in a narrowbody for the connection than to fly the 747 22% full.

It would be better if AI figured out new long haul destinations for the heavy metal. This sounds like an operation Pan Am would have performed. (For prestige and not profit.)

Quoting ojas (Reply 6):
Postponed till 15th March 2011.

Hopefully they fix this uneconomic waste then.

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User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1728 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6265 times:

Excuse me, but nobody commented on the "highly perishable seats" and that they rot and not sold!!! Seriously?!


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User currently offlinevin2basketball From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4493 times:

You have to take into account the following... The majority of these sectors are operated as tag-ons to Int'l flights terminating at BOM/DEL. These are operated to take into account O&D to secondary destinations and I'd estimate that 70-80% of the pax originated at the int'l point, and as AI fares to secondary destinations are not cheap, the yields should be decent. Secondly, given that space at BOM/DEL is very limited, it probably makes economic sense to RON these aircraft at BLR/HYD/AMD/CCU where it should be much cheaper.


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User currently offlineSInGAPORE_AIR From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13735 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (3 years 2 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4449 times:

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 8):
Seriously?!

It's a services marketing term. The seats are perishable because once the flight departs the airline is not able to sell the seat again in the future.



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