centrair
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Olympics And Airlines

Sun Jan 29, 2006 2:54 pm

Torino Winter Olympics coming up in 2 weeks.
Alitalia is the flag airline of Italy. Will it profit from the event?
Are they getting anything out if it at all?

Will we see any special charters to International Airport Sandro Pertini of Torino Caselle?

How did airlines do in past olympics?
Olympic in 2004 (well during the games...we know what happened afterwards)
Delta in 2002
Qantas in 2000
JAL in 1998
Delta in 1996
SAS in 1994
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RE: Olympics And Airlines

Sun Jan 29, 2006 6:43 pm

Ansett Australia was the Australian carrier for the Sydney 2000 games. Look what happened to them less than 12 months later!

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RE: Olympics And Airlines

Sun Jan 29, 2006 7:01 pm

Quoting Centrair (Thread starter):
How did airlines do in past olympics?
Olympic in 2004 (well during the games...we know what happened afterwards)
Delta in 2002
Qantas in 2000
JAL in 1998
Delta in 1996
SAS in 1994

Well, Olympic is on its last legs, and DL is bankrupt. SAS is losing gazillions.
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RE: Olympics And Airlines

Sun Jan 29, 2006 9:48 pm

Quoting Centrair (Thread starter):
How did airlines do in past olympics?
Olympic in 2004 (well during the games...we know what happened afterwards)
Delta in 2002
Qantas in 2000
JAL in 1998
Delta in 1996
SAS in 1994

I think you wanted to know how the airlines mentioned operated during the olympics, not how are they now, right?

I can confirm you that OA, during the 2004 summer olympics, performed very well (for my experience). I went to Greece twice that summer and all the OA flights were incredibly on time, maybe the best punctuality in many years of flying (or the only punctuality experienced in many years).
I remember that my flight to Naxos island was scheduled at 7.00, and at 7.00 the aircraft left the runway!!!
Of course, in 2005 the things went differently..... Big grin
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RE: Olympics And Airlines

Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:31 pm

Funny you should ask, however the Olympics actually can cause traffic disruptions and reduced revenues for airlines.

Cities that host Olympic events tend to see a significant reduction in business and non Olympic related tourism travel in the weeks leading up to the games and certainly during the games.
Corporate travel, Conventions, and even VFR demand general avoid cities that are hosting the games.

Airlines hence often need to be clever in trying to balance traffic and yields during such periods. Most yield management statistics go out of the window due to the odd travel patterns experienced during pre and post Olympic periods. Try to maximize revenues by offering limited discount fares might be tempting leading up to the games however often lead to significant number of open seats that must be dumped on the market at the last minute at very low rates.
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RE: Olympics And Airlines

Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:04 am

So the rule is:
You can do well as a sponsor for an Olympics, but its gonna hurt you in the long run.

As for TRN...
It looks like Alitalia doesn't do any international routes, long-haul or short haul.
15 domestic Departures
14 domestic Arrivals
Everything else is on other European Carriers.

Will we see any charters into TRN maybe?
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