|Quoting PA101 (Reply 8):|
Thanks for the info. Do you have a link to DOT statistics? I figuered, they would probably not be strong performers, however, I'm wondering, if they are strong enough for DL and CO to make money with them.
DOT statistics are public but the raw info is not terribly useful. It takes manipulating the data to come up with meaningful conclusions which a number of proprietary programs do. Here is the link to DOT data.
It is likely that CO
make money but it is at the lower end of profitability. If you remember, CO
were both rumored to be starting TXL
flew it as an extension of the Pan Am acquisitions (TXL
was a large and important station for PA). DL
dropped it post 9/11 but jumped back in when CO
started hinting that they would start it. My guess is that the market is not really big enough for CO
to both make adequate financial returns but neither will blink at this point.
seem to be "marking their territory" from NYC and while they have a number of larger, common destinations they are not directly competing on the smaller destinations. DL
does not appear to be interested in duplicating all of CO
's seondary destinations in Britain while DL
apparently also wants to make as big of a splash in Africa and the Middle East before CO
is able to add any new capacity. AA
both seem to be going after some of DL
's traditionlly strong markets in Southern Europe. CO
is likely to use most of its 787s to expand beyond the range of DL