PW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2589 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1037 times:
Well, its not about load factors. The name of the game is yields. At what price did they get the 71% loadfactor, and what's their operating cost? Presumably much better than [some of] the competition . . .
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Artsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1030 times:
All the majors are working on a reasonably similar pricing structure at the moment, so I say this was good stuff from Northwest. 78% on Transatlantics in November is fantastic, well done Northwest. I know that the yields are crap, but they are crap for everyone, so even though this will still be a loss for Northwest, operationally they have to be commended
Azjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4029 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 986 times:
Another thing to consider is capasity. Think about it... NW is a smaller airline than it was last year or the year before. They have been way more conservative with capasity - offering fewer flights and on smaller planes. LF will increase and increase as long as capasity stays where it is and people still continue to fly. So while this is good news in terms of people actually flying - things are still depressed and the future is bleak.