sarrebal
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ATL-MXP Most Profitable DL's Trans-atlantic Route

Fri Nov 21, 2003 7:08 am

I just read that ATL-MXP is the most profitable DL's trans-atlantic route.
Source: Ms. Ribaga, sales director of DL in Italy.
It is operated with a 767. Why don't they upgrade to the 777?
 
FrequentFlyKid
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RE: ATL-MXP Most Profitable DL's Trans-atlantic Route

Fri Nov 21, 2003 7:21 am

I'd caution you to the statistics behind this information. I'd don't necessarily doubt the information, but question what qualifiers it carries with it.
 
ConcordeBoy
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RE: ATL-MXP Most Profitable DL's Trans-atlantic Route

Fri Nov 21, 2003 7:25 am

A route they didnt feel they could operate before an alliance with the incumbent carrier is now their most profitable...........?

Anyone got some salt?
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behramjee
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RE: ATL-MXP Most Profitable DL's Trans-atlantic Route

Fri Nov 21, 2003 8:00 am

This just shows that a vast majority of DLs pax on this route are bound for other USA cities other than ATL so naturally the higher price tag would be attached to the ticket/fare.

But yeah I am surprised but then again there is NO COMPETITION on this route (nonstop flights that is) so DL has the lead here + AZ codeshares on this flight too so that presence within ITALY helps a lot.

Is DL the cheapest to fly from MXP to USA than AF-LH-BA-KLM-LX???
 
jcxp15
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RE: ATL-MXP Most Profitable DL's Trans-atlantic Route

Fri Nov 21, 2003 8:17 am

They could also be making a lot of money via cargo (i.e. mail, and other shipments), which would not demand the size of a 777....
 
MaverickM11
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RE: ATL-MXP Most Profitable DL's Trans-Atlantic Route

Fri Nov 21, 2003 8:29 am

"This just shows that a vast majority of DLs pax on this route are bound for other USA cities other than ATL so naturally the higher price tag would be attached to the ticket/fare. "

Generally, connecting traffic is lower yield than local traffic. For example, you can fly from Dallas to Milan on a number of airlines (lots of competition) through intermediate cities, but you can only fly one airline nonstop (not a lot of competition) between Atlanta and Milan, thus the higher premium.
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