Revo
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Why Do Airlines Stop Services During The Summer?

Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:17 am

Airlines suspend services during the summer such as KLM, Brussels airlines, Flybe etc etc.

I have noticed this year after year at BHX especially and i will give an example:

07:15 KL1421 AMS-BHX 1234567 to 01Jul
07:15 KL1421 AMS-BHX 1234567 from 03 sep

They do it every year and i wonder if anyone could tell me why?
 
N822ME
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RE: Why Do Airlines Stop Services During The Summer?

Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:20 am

Demand falls off, or would need to lower prices to an uneconomic level to fill planes. Or could better use the plane to fly elsewhere with higher summer demand, with better economics.
 
Viscount724
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RE: Why Do Airlines Stop Services During The Summer?

Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:22 am

Many routes carry primarily business traffic, or earn most of their profits from such traffic. Since most people are on vacation during the summer, business traffic drops off drastically. Can only assume that they don't consider these routes lucrative enough during the summer, or need the aircraft for routes they consider more profitable. I don't think AMS-BHX is exactly a major holiday market!
 
FLYACYYZ
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RE: Why Do Airlines Stop Services During The Summer?

Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:10 am

Given the Canadian climate, there is probably more of a seasonal shift on services out of this country than any other. Winter -- heavy focus on Southern Climates (Mexico/Carribean/Central-South America)
Summer capacity shifted to domestic and International flights (Europe/Asia, etc).
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