|Quoting Gokmengs (Reply 11):
DL exec said to me that DL wanted to the ATL-IST flight yet the DL execs in IST weren't sure if they would be profitable in ATL-IST like they are profitable in JFK-IST.
's loads on JFK
would be affected if they were to open the ATL
. And also there were some concerns on another thread about if DL
had the right equipment, if the 763 would do the job, if there were enough of them with all the other European routes opening up. Right now while they are battling CO
over who is the biggest NY-Europe carrier of them all, DL
is running print ads. saying "Bigger is still better" to Europe, meaning their 767,777 as opposed to the CO
Back to Atlas, Far East seems more profitable, but still it still is a big plane to fill.
By the way, their website is not that user friendly, lot of stuff is missing.
[Edited 2006-05-11 15:43:45]