|Quoting CalAir (Reply 26):|
If BMed can make a profit on such a route with the A319 in principle, why dont other carriers fly UK to say EWR,JFK with the A319 from airports such as MAN or LPL?
Apples and oranges.
BMED fly on routes which the bare minimum of competition. Even on routes which have a good quality of opposition - such as ET
to AMM - the BA
brand will carry a lot more clout plus the destinations are big enough to sustain multiple carriers. I bet there's a fair number of people who would be reluctant to fly ET
as they aren't sure whether there would be onboard catering. The opposition to routes on the KJ
timetable such as Tbilisi, Baku, Yekaterinburg and Khartoum is, pretty much, non-existant - just like the opposition to Ankara will be.
And if you read the smashing KJ
inflight magazine, Impressions, you will find a load of adverts for oil and mineral trade fares. These oily people will just about tolerate KJ
's Old Club World seat and will only gently seethe at the prospect of waiting on the ground for 1hr in Yerevan or Alexandria as they wait for the final leg of their journey to get under way. However, tell the oily chap that he is flying HY
, and he will explode with rage. No FF
benefits and the fear of flying a 3rd world carrier.
So no, KJ
's model is not necessarily suited to destinations such as New York as these are already massively (over?) served by a variety of carriers offering a product to suit every taste.
Kabul must surely be on KJ
's radar. I bet the crew wil love that!