HP isnt in a very stable situation right now, but just becuase of low pax loads, doesnt mean that the airline isnt making money.
On 01nov, they downgraded our 3 airbuses to 733's, so now were actually getting higher(!!) yields out of ONT. Also, Cargo has been busy over the past few weeks just pumping out shipment after shipment. And, even at our lowest priority, almost half of every dollar taken by cargo is profit for the airline. And with that, we have loaded up 732's and 733's, and still turn a profit on that aircraft with as little as 1/4 load!
Also, mail comes into play, And cheap fuel. Fuel right now is running at around .30-.40 cents a gallon (bulk rate
This is part of the reason the UA is slowly inching down the rail in reverse - they have the strictest rules set in place for shippers, and with that, no one wants to ship on them. Would you want to ship on something that is super restrictive? NO. This is why shippers are turning to AWA and other airlines.
The FAR's were never meant to be tested
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