You are right about CO
running a ton of flights here is the daily totals for all carriers on the route (this doesn't count the TON of carriers flying the SFO
route...like 11 more daily flights)-
- 3 daily 2 752 and 1 320
- 7 daily 2 757, 2 737-700 and 4 737-800
- 2 daily 1 753 and 1 738
Now of these three carriers TZ
has an advantage in the CASM area. It simply costs us less to fly our passengers. Especially on EWR
flights - remember SFO
cut landing costs in half for a carrier that opened a new route in the last half of 2003. UA
didn't get these cuts becasue they were just adding service on an existing routes.
So to summarize, it may be possible for a 50% load factor to make money for TZ
, while UA
see red with 70%.
Just my $0.02
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