airevents
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Finding Out About Route Potential

Fri Feb 04, 2005 7:48 pm

Good morning,

let´s pretend I want to set up an airline. How do I find out about route potential, passenger numbers already travelling on a certain route via other airports, yield etc ?

Thanks for any info !

Sebastian
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ERJ170
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RE: Finding Out About Route Potential

Fri Feb 04, 2005 10:19 pm

As far as my opinion goes, I would have to say.. hire an airline consultant who will gather all that information for you.
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GLAGAZ
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RE: Finding Out About Route Potential

Fri Feb 04, 2005 10:35 pm

In the UK you get all the passenger number figures from

For example no GLA-MUC service exists but you can still see the pax travelling between to 2 cities via an English airport.

So I'd see if you can access the German aviation authorites website for passengers numbers.
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geoffm
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RE: Finding Out About Route Potential

Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:13 pm

Presumably where such figures fall down is where flights aren't "connecting". For example, if I was to travel Ryanair to Dublin from Bristol, then Aer Lingus Dublin to (random place) Frankfurt, that wouldn't show up because the two airlines don't have an agreement ("interline"?).

Sometimes you can extrapolate figures. For example, for BRS to EWR, CO had no real existing data to work on as no airline flies that route. So based on the number of people from the west country (the BRS catchment area) who travel via Heathrow to New York, you can estimate that perhaps 10% of those would switch to a local flight from a local airport.

So in reality, all you're going to get is a ballpark figure which could vary by 50% or more. Perhaps more accurate if that route is served directly or indirectly by other airlines.

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airevents
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RE: Finding Out About Route Potential

Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:14 pm

The region of interest would be the Gulf and Africa, any ideas there ? Thanks !
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odafz
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RE: Finding Out About Route Potential

Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:22 pm

Some centuries ago, when hell was frozen I made a summer internship at MEA (Middle east Airlines AirLiban). One of my (many) questions is how to assess the potential of a line. The manager of route development told me that there were many indicators :
1- Number of visas delivered between the 2 countries.
2-Expatriate population living in the 2 countries
3-Foreign investments made by either of 2 countries (business travel , cargo)
4-Passengers connecting at intermediate airport to .

All these information are made available through info from embassies and consulates and do not forget that in Africa, Gulf and Middle East passengers are still requested to fill in a disembark card with all appropriate information ( country of residence for ex, purpose of travel etc...)

Hope I have been of some assistance to you
 
PVD757
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RE: Finding Out About Route Potential

Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:48 pm

<http://www.faremeasure.com> shows O & D pax numbers for most larger US markets and <http://ostpxweb.dot.gov/aviation/index.html> is the site for the US DOT passenger traffic statistics via the Bureau of Transportation statistics...

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