SAS23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 960 times:
Loadfactors really don't matter - it's the yields that count. A 100% loadfactor when you're losing money on every seat will still lose you money - whereas a low load factor when you have very high yields may well make you money.
Crew rosters need to be 60 hours per month at least - ideally around 75 hours for optimum utilisation.
Flying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 913 times:
Well, compared to what it used to be, cockpit crews and Pursers fly a lot less.
Previously when DAT was working for SABENA, there were a lot more flights for RJ85/100 & BAe 146. There were a lot of trainings for captains and new Pursers trained every month. Of course you cannot compare both periods. SNBA prefers flying less but with adapted schedules (no feeding market anymore in BRU think about it !!!), and aicrafts well loaded.
Regarding load factor: it improves every week and iit is even beyound expectations. SNBA isn't doing that bad compared to other carriers here in BRU. SNBA sells tickets at higer prices than SN but makes more money on it !!!