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Iran Air-Copenhagen To Gothenburg?  
User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2101 times:

Hi.

As you'll see from the caption's description, this a/c is flying to GOT; is this a special flight, or a scheduled route? Just curious, seems odd to have this airline flying such a route.

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User currently offlineAmerican_4275 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1076 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

I'm not sure about that exact route but, yes, Iran Air does fly to Gothenburg.


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User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1999 times:

May be Tehran-Copenhagen-Gothenburg-Tehran?

User currently offlineCiro From Brazil, joined Aug 1999, 662 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1988 times:

I think that bad management plays an important role to reducing the profitability of many airlines. We don´t have to be a Stephen Wolf to figure out that a Teehran - Gothenburg route can never yield enough cash to keep the service going.




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User currently offlineJaseWGTN From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

IR fly THR-GOT once a week each way with a 747SP and once a week each way THR-CPH with a 747SP

User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

Thanks very much for the replies.

Regards


User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4013 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1927 times:

Why should a niche route not be profitable ? Iran Air serves some unusual European destinations, e.g. Hamburg. It simply depends on the catchment area and Iran Air seems to rely heavily on the overseas Iranian community which has some strongholds for example in northern Germany and - possibly - Sweden. Another good example is Mahan Air that will start a DUS service in 2.2002. They are targeting the 80.000 or so Iranians in the catchment are of DUS airport.

User currently offlineSUDDEN From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

It's a scheduled flight. It goes THR-CPH-GOT. I have worked at GOT and with Iran air.
It arrives at 10.50 am and departs at 16.00 pm

Regards!
Sudden



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User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1906 times:

Once again, thanks very much for the extra info!

Well, if they can make a profit out of such routes, good for them! I hear that Iran is an extremely interesting country to visit, I was watching a 'Lonely Planet' programme on Iran last night-looked fascinating.

What a/c is Mahan Air hoping to operate to DUS? I seem to remember seeing a B727 in their colours in DXB a few years back. Are they the ones with the A300?

As far as the UK is concerned, the only competition to Tehran is with British Mediterranean Airways, who use the A320 or A321 (not sure which) to fly out there, and I think there's a stop in Damascus.

They were hoping to fly to THR non-stop with their new A321's, last time I heard.

Cheers


User currently offlineZander From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 610 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1906 times:

Iran Air used to fly THR-CPH-GOT-CPH-THR earlier this year, as Anton said, but it has now been changed.

The schedule is now as follows:

Iran Air flies THR-CPH-THR on Mondays, arrives CPH at 1300 and departs CPH at 1500.
The route is most flown with a 747SP but sometimes 747-100 or A310.

On Tuesdays Iran Air is flying THR-GOT-THR, without the stop at CPH. This route is now operated by A310.
Seems to be quite many Iranians living in Gothenburg then because I have heard that the flight is always full.

Alex


User currently offlineSUDDEN From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

If you only knew how heavy that flight is!!!!
They buy everything. TV:s, frigerators you name it.
Puh...!  Smile



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User currently offlineCiro From Brazil, joined Aug 1999, 662 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

Vfw614,

My feeling is that an exotic route like THR-GOT-THR, flown by a 747-SP, can´t be profitable. Let us see some of the arguments:

1. An once-a-week flight hardly cover the fixed-operational costs of running an airline in any site. It has to keep employees, management and facilities. Even if Iran Air outsorces these services, I doubt it can break-even.

2. It is difficult to see enough economic, political and cultural sinergy between THR and GOT. The Iranian community isn´t that large in Sweden(for example, the Punjabi community in Vancouver, Canada represents over 10% of the local population and there are no direct flights from YVR to India yet!). Also, none of the two locations are key players as regional hubs to helping capitalize and distribute traffic. Besides all that, Iran Air does not have any major code-share agreements, which could generate some extra revenue in this route.

3. The type of aircraft used in this flight suggests that, under normal circunstances, it must yield high load factors and expensive fares everytime it takes off in order to make any cash.

4. Finally, the scenario got even darker for non-traditional international routes after Spt/11.


Anyways... Those are just my thoughts!


Regards,


Ciro



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User currently offlineTransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

Ciro, obviously Iran Air disagrees with your opinion. Perhaps they know best what routes are profitable for them?

If the flight is always full, as another poster posted, then I see no reason to doubt that the route is profitable.

And BTW, THR-GOT is an A310, not 747SP.

Also, while many international routes have been hit hard, the Europe-Asia flights have been hit the least.


User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1829 times:

In some way IranAir must make the route profitable, otherwise they wouldn't fly it. And I'm glad that they do, since IranAir is one of quite few widebodies we have at GOT.

GOT



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User currently offlineCiro From Brazil, joined Aug 1999, 662 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

TransSwede,

I hope my statement is wrong, but economics still supports my arguments. I doubt a single weekly flight can cover the costs of keeping an operational base in GOT, even if it is full both ways.

If Iran Air could disclose its financial performance numbers, we could definatelly get more accurate information in this subject and see if my statement is really wrong. I´ve just checked their web site and I found just rubbish regarding this topic.

Anyways... Those are just my thoughts. Thank you for the input.

Take care!!





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User currently offlineZander From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 610 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1784 times:

Iran Air is flying to CPH, ARN and OSL only once a week too so the routes must be profitable.

Alexander Jonsson


User currently offlineSUDDEN From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1762 times:

They fly the route with either the 747SP or the A300-600. No A310 is used on that route.



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User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 50
Reply 17, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1757 times:

Sudden,
they changed. Lately they have come with the A310.



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User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

I agree with Ciro.

Iran Air is owned by the state of Iran, and flights like this one might be kept even if they aren't profitable, for other reasons...



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User currently offlineSUDDEN From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1753 times:

OH, thanks for that info.
For how long have they flew with that one? You know?



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User currently offlineSUDDEN From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

And why chould that route not be profitable?!
When it comes to THR-GOT it can't be anything else then profitable! More or less always full flights out of GOT. And they handle some cargo in and out of GOT. So yes, it's a profitable route.



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User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

Who said it's not profitable? It just may be profitable, on the other hand there's a chance ( a big one) of the flight not being profitable. How many people do you think travel in F/C class? The flight is only once a week so it's not convenient for Biz travellers. The yields are probably low because most of the traffic is VFR.


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User currently offlineSUDDEN From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1741 times:

Lets say like this....

Reason they fly a "big" A/C on this route has a reason. They need it.
Ciro have doubts that it's not a profitable route.
And there is alot pax flying F/C class!!! I know this!
Lets say I have worked very close to that airline.
Maybe Jan Mogren and GOT (the user) can conferm this.



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User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 50
Reply 23, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1736 times:

I don't know anything about the load factor, but they certainly can't have much costs. No ticket office.
They have a representative, I think that is all.

If you can't make a profit then...
/JM



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User currently offlineSUDDEN From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1725 times:

Well, they do actually have a ticketoffice, but not at the airport. They have it Gothenburgh (Friggagatan).
About the representative you are correct. He's at the airport when the flight comes till it departs.



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25 Jan Mogren : The place at Friggagatan is a travel agency, is it not?
26 SUDDEN : Oh sorry! Yes I mixed it up. Anyway, the loadfactor and cargo all together, sure makes it a profitable route. The thing is with this flight, is also t
27 Airblue : I think their operations to Scandinavia are profitable cause in the last month they cut Rome FCO flights that's sure could seem more actractive than G
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