"On the answer given by Dutchjet..
That is purely wrong. AirNZ far outweighs Qantas on its LAX routes. Many people choose to fly Qantas on domestic as they have no chance but too, but when reaching SYD they usually transfer to AirNZ as they deliver a far superior product people say. Yes, sometimes QF can have higher loads, BUT the percentage of the time AirNZ outweighs QF 2-1!!"
Sorry Mikey, but that's totally incorrect (or purely wrong in your words
) and Dutchjet *is* right. It's QF that now "far outweighs" NZ on LAX. Just looking at it by schedule alone, QF run 4, (soon 5 on most days) per *day*, while NZ don't run that many per day N.Z. to LAX even if you include the South Pac milkruns and the nonstops from N.Z. as well as the 3 per week SYD-LAX nonstop.
If there is still doubt, these are the official stats from LAX itself:
Total percentages LAX Jan-Dec 2001 per airline:
A/L .......Rev Ops ...Ttl Mkt Share
QF ....... 3,717 ....... 0.526
NZ ....... 3,430 ....... 0.485
Total # of Pax 2001
Departures - NZ - 446,123 QF - 458,884
Arrivals - NZ - 443,550 QF - 455,856
[Rev Ops = Total Revenue Operations for 2001
Ttk Mkt Share = Total %age of Market Share of LAX traffic.]
Even though these are last years figures, 2002's already show a much wider gap between the two, all in the favour of QF, given NZ's gradual decline in South Pac runs. 12,000 extra pax is quite a huge difference. I will agree with you that earlier in the 90's with it's FRA flight, the very frequent island jumping milk runs and the PPT route (most of which are now gone) NZ did indeed command a greater presence than QF at LAX. However, it just simply isn't true anymore and hasn't been for a couple of years at least, if not longer.