|Quoting PanHAM (Reply 26):|
They can get a share of the market by price only.
is fine with that, as they have a much lower cost structure than LH
and the German market is large enough for all the players. Plus I'm sure there are small businessmen who would love to be able to fly AI
's business class or first at ~50% off the LH
hits a different market segment not served by LH
biggest problem over peak season is that it can't sell too many LAX
seats as it can't fill them all for the FRA
-BOM leg. AI
flight is a different story. They could have 90% of the pax from JFK
deplane in LHR
and fill the plane up with LHR
pax going to India. Which is why: If the stock market will give the money to Jet, Jet should aggressively buy LHR
slots and fly to the US (assuming the slot prices are not ridiculous).
Assuming India grows the way it is growing now, Europe - India O&D will continue to grow to fill up more of these flights. Given all of the liberal bilaterals India has signed with France, Germany, etc; look for Indian carriers to become bigger players in the USA-Europe routes as USA-India traffic will be shuttled to nonstops (a la SQ
's strategy out of NYC and LA